We heard it many times before, and it never happened. Chinese media once again reports the Hongqi HQE will make it to the China car market. Listing is this time expected for December, price to start around 3 million yuan (476.000 USD). Consider us very skeptical…
The last spy shots of the Hongqi (Red Flag) HQE limousine date from January 28. After that is has been silent until now. The HQE debuted as a concept on the 2005 Shanghai Auto Show. 2005, indeed. In between 2005 and today came the Hongqi CA7600L parade car which debuted at the April 2010 Beijing … Continue reading “Spy Shots: Hongqi HQE is still Alive”
New pics from the giant FAW-Hongqi HQE show an almost production ready car. It will debut sometime this year to compete with Bentley, Rolls Royce and Maybach. Its got a 6 litre V12 with 400hp and 550nm. Internal name is CA7600J.
The FAW Hongqi (Red Flag) HQE will be listed next year to compete with Rolls Royce, Bentley and Maybach on the Chinese market. Hongqi is busy testing the car and and today we got pics of the almost finished interior.
Yes they Will! We got confirmed that FAW will list the Hongqi (Red Flag) HQE limosine in the second half of next year. Price starts around 3 million yuan. The HQE is over 6 meter long and has a 6 liter V12 with 300kw and 550nm, mated to a 6-speed automatic. The HQE is aimed … Continue reading “Hongqi HQE to be Listed next year”
FAW wants to give the Chinese ultra-rich a car from China and this is it; the Hongqi HQE. The car has been spotted many a times lately but this is the first time we get so close. The car on pics seems a late-stage development car with an almost functional interior. The HQE will get … Continue reading “Spy Shots: Hongqi HQE limosine Caught Testing Again”
FAW is working hard to get the Hongqi, Red Flag in English, HQE limosine in production. The HQE will get a 6 litre V12 with 300kw and 550nm, the V12 is developed in house. The more than 6 meter long machine is meant for the new ultra-rich upperclass who wants to drive, or be driven … Continue reading “Spy Shots: Hongqi HQE limosine”
Last week we heard FAW-Hongqi was seriously considering production of the CA7600L V12 limosine, to be priced around 4 million yuan. Today’s spy pics however, tell a slightly different story. They show a camouflaged Hongqi HQE, based on the 2005 HQD concept car. FAW announced in 2008 that is was going to make a limited … Continue reading “Spy Shots: Hongqi HQE getting Ready for Production”
Back in July I went to the Hongqi Factory Museum in Changchun, a beautiful place with beautiful cars. See Part 1 with intro here and Part 2 here. The museum usually has 16-20 cars in display. Only six are permanently displayed and the other cars rotate. Today we take a look at what I didn’t … Continue reading “Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 3; The Cars That I Didn’t See”
When the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visited China in May 2011 to ‘learn about’ the Chinese economy he visited several state-owned enterprises, one of those was a factory from First Auto Works (FAW) in Changchun, Jilin Province. Chinese state media at the time only said Kim “visited assembly lines from FAW and FAW … Continue reading “A Gift for a Friend: Kim Jong-il got a Hongqi HQ3 from China”