Chinese luxury brand Hongqi has unveiled the LS7 large SUV. The model is built in the image of the “mainstream” E-HS9, only surpasses it in size and does not rely on an electric drive, but on a V-shaped “eight” of its own design. According to preliminary information, LS7 will compete with Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga.
A few years ago, FAW’s Hongqi (Red Banner) brand reorganized and formed four model families. Q-series cars were allocated for carsharing and taxis, with the letter H for the mass segment, S for sports cars. The most luxurious and expensive models remained with the L index, intended for the country’s party elite. Until recently, this line included only the L5 limousine. Now the LS7 SUV has joined it.
The presentation of the novelty was held in a closed format, so there is little information about the car. According to preliminary information, the LS7 is comparable in size to the Cadillac Escalade, is built on a frame platform with independent suspensions and is equipped with a V8 engine. This motor was developed by FAW in cooperation with the Central Research Institute of China. It produces 659 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque and will replace the old “aspirated” V12 in the future.
There are no photos of the interior of the LS7, but it can be assumed that in this regard the SUV will repeat the H9 sedan. Of course, the company will offer customers a personalization program, with a choice of upholstery color, embossing and embroidery, stitching, door sills and dashboard decor. For example, on the L5, the latter can be decorated in the style of the Rolls-Royce Gallery: add textured wood inserts or apply images in traditional Chinese style.
We also recommend that you watch a detailed test drive of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan from the FineAuto team: