May 27, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
This big beauty is the Hongqi L5, the most expensive Chinese car. It costs five million yuan or $760,000. Hongqi, Red Flag, is oldest automaker in China. They are famous for their enormous state limousines and parade cars. The L5 pays respect to this heritage. Design is retro-modern and inspired by the majestic Hongqi CA770 state limousine.
July 15, 2015 by W.E. Ning
Big bad car crash in China! A massive Hongqi L5 limousine bumped into a medium-sized passenger bus in the eastern suburbs of Shanghai, causing heavy damage to the front of the vehicle. The accident happened when the bus was trying to make a U-turn on the middle of the road, a typical Chinese way of doing things, and the Hongqi had no way to escape.
May 19, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
A Hongqi L5 sedan and a Maybach 62 dressed as a wedding car, seen on the parking lot of a hotel in the great city of Shanghai. Both are great cars with loads of power and loads of presence, but you can have only one. Which one? Time to compare!
May 15, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
We have received a flock of new photos on the extremely beautiful Hongqi L5 Parade Car, a very special vehicle that debuted on the world stage during the Victory Day parade in Minsk on May 9. The new photos were taken in China over the winter, before delivery to Belarus.
May 11, 2015 by Joey Wang
Two mighty Hongqi L5 parade cars, parading at high speed during the May 9 Victory Day Parade in Minsk, capital of Belarus. The event marks the first official outing for the Hongqi L5 parade cars after the parade-rehearsals on May 6.
May 6, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
Two Hongqi L5 parade cars seen on May 5 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, during a rehearsal for the May 9 Victory Day Parade (wiki). During the parade one Hongqi will be used by the Belarus defense minister and the other by the Chief of Staff.
The two Hongi ‘Red Flag’ parade cars are a gift from the Chinese Ministry of Defense to the Belarus Ministry of Defense, the vehicles were officially handed over on April 8.
April 24, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The civilian version of the mighty Hongqi L5 finally debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The Hongqi L5 is China’s answer to the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom. Around-around we heard that the first car has been sold to a very wealthy Chinese businessman for 4.9 million yuan or 800.000 USD.
December 10, 2013 by Joey Wang
The civilian version of the mighty Hongqi L5 retro sled will finally be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014. The final-final production version will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The Hongqi L5 is China’s answer to the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom. Price will start around 3 million yuan or 493.000 USD.
September 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A Hongqi L5 limousine, driven at high speed on a motorway in the great city of Chongqing, wearing temporarily license plates issued by Jilin-province, home of the Hongqi factory. This particular L5 is a brand new government sled, note flag-pole holder just behind the left-front light. Maybe the new car for the Chongqing mayor?
August 22, 2013 by W.E. Ning
New spy shots showing the mighty Hongqi L5 limousine, seen this time in the great city of Changchun in Jilin Province, home of the Hongqi factory. The Hongqi L5 is China’s answer to Bentley and Rolls-Royce, the production version will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show.