Chinese journalists published the first photograph of the Executive sedan Hongqi H7 of the second generation. The model will be the firstborn of a new modular platform and will have a design developed with the participation of the ex-stylist of Rolls-Royce Giles Taylor.
In 2018 maternal FAW group announced the restart of the brand Hongqi. The two-year plan called for a complete change of everything from “trucks” to branding and positioning. The ambitiousness of the objectives was to demonstrate full-scale model coupe, in concept similar to the Vision of the Mercedes-Maybach 6. It also showed a new design language with a U-shaped radiator grille and narrow headlights.
Simultaneously announced the change of logo, development of a modular platform FME and technology of Autonomous movement. Under the new strategy, the company planned by 2025 to produce more than 15 electrified cars and two with internal combustion engines; to increase sales to 100,000 first, and then to 300 000 cars. Harbinger of new products Hongqi made a concept electric crossover E115, shown in Frankfurt this fall.
The first production model on the new platform will be a sedan H7 of the second generation. The design of the machine follows the same style and concept coupe, and crossover. Official information about the hardware there, but Chinese journalists believe that under the hood H7 prescribe “turboservice” 4GC20TD in three versions of forcing. To replace the six-speed automatic will come double clutch “robot” with two clutches,
The current Hongqi H7 are the first generation machine. Sedan built on the platform of the Toyota Crown, showed in 2012, and in 2016, the model has gone through a small update. In addition to H7, the model number is Hongqi crossovers HS5, HS7 and electric EHS3 and sedans of H5 and L5. The latter evolved from a family of machines designed for the party elite of China, but was conceived as a model for sale.
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