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Spy Shots: The Hongqi H5 Is Almost Ready For China

May 5, 2017 by Joey Wang

Hongqi H5

Spy Shots of the Hongqi H5, showing that the new sedan is almost ready for the Chinese car market. The H5 debuted on last month’s Shanghai Auto Show and will hit the market next month. It looks rather good in this gray color scheme, with gray wheels and with the enormous grille up nose.

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Hongqi H5 Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

April 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi H5 Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

The new Hongqi H5 has been unveiled on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, sporting the red flag ornament on the bonnet, an enormous shiny grille in typical Hongqi style, and even more shine in the bumper. The Hongqi H5 is the production version of the 2016 Hongqi B Concept.

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Hongqi U-Concept SUV Launched On The Shanghai Auto Show

April 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi U-Concept SUV Launched On The Shanghai Auto Show

The brand new Hongqi U-Concept has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, sporting the red flag ornament on the bonnet, an enormous grille in typical Hongqi style, mean looking headlights, and a heavy front bumper.

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Spy Shots: First Interior Photos Of The Hongqi HS7 SUV For China

March 23, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: First Interior Photos Of The Hongqi HS7 SUV For China

New Spy Shots of the Hongqi HS7 SUV, the production version of the Hongqi S-Concept. Today we get a good look inside, and we see a classy interior with loads of leather, some shiny, and some wood. The instrument panel is digital and there is space for a large (12 inch?) touch screen in the middle.

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Oh The Horror; Hongqi To Make An SUV Based On The Besturn X80

February 17, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Oh The Horror; Hongqi To Make An SUV Based On The Besturn X80

Things look bad for Hongqi as they stand now; the company really sells just one car and bar some government agencies nobody buys it. A very sad fate for this great and famous brand. Hongqi however is trying to turn the tide around with a tidal wave of new cars, including a bus, two sedans, and two SUVs.

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Spy Shots: Hongqi N501 Testing In China

December 26, 2016 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Hongqi N501 Testing In China

The very first Spy Shots of a new Hongqi sedan, featuring a large grille and looks somewhat similar to the Rolls-Royce Ghost. The sedan is code named N501, it will be positioned between the Hongqi H7 and the Hongqi L5. The N501 will debut in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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Spotted In China: Hongqi HQ430

December 7, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Hongqi HQ430

Today in China Car History and Spotted in China a beautiful black Hongqi HQ430 sedan, seen on a rainy day in easy Beijing. It was in super shape and carries a license plate from Jilin province with the ultra rare sequence of 9990.

The Hongqi HQ430 was a variant of the Hongqi HQ3 series, manufactured from 2006 until 2010. The HQ3 was based on the fourth-generation (S180) Toyota Crown Majesta.

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China Car History: The Fourth Prototype Of The Hongqi CA774

November 16, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: The Fourth Prototype Of The Hongqi CA774

Today in China Car History the fourth prototype of the Hongqi CA774, once intended as the successor of the famous Hongqi CA770 state limousine. Six prototypes were made from 1972 until 1979 but the CA774 sadly never saw production.

At least four prototypes are still around. One stands in the Hongqi Museum in Changchun, another one in the museum’s warehouse, one used to be at the Dalian Classic Car Museum and now stands in the Beijing Classic Car Museum, and the fourth car stands abandoned on a parking lot on the Tsinghua University in Beijing, where I found it in a sad and sorry shape.

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China Car History: The Fifth Prototype Of The Hongqi CA774

November 9, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: The Fifth Prototype Of The Hongqi CA774

Today in China Car History the fifth prototype of the Hongqi CA774, once intended as the successor of the famous Hongqi CA770 state limousine. Six prototypes were made from 1972 until 1979 but the CA774 sadly never saw production.

At least four prototypes are still around. One stands in the Hongqi Museum in Changchun, another one in the museum’s warehouse, one stands abandoned on a parking lot on the Tsinghua University in Beijing, and one used to be at the Dalian Classic Car Museum and stands now at the Beijing Classic Car Museum.

And that is the car we are looking at today, seen above in very good shape during my visit to Dalian in 2010.

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Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 3; The Cars That I Didn’t See

October 31, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Visit To The Hongqi Factory Museum In Changchun, China. Part 3; The Cars That I Didn't See

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 see.

Hongqi, or Red Flag, is China’s oldest and most famous car brand. It is owned by First Auto Works, or FAW. Hongqi was founded in 1958. Today the brand makes two production cars: the Hongqi L5 and the Hongqi H7.

Starting off hot with a car called the CA7460:

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