Honk if you’re Hongqi
ARE the French getting a bit honky with the Chinese after doing a deal for 60 Airbus planes?
Entertaining French president Francois Hollande and his partner, Ms Valerie Trierweiler, the Chinese announced their entrance into China with a ride in the country’s premier state car, the Hongqi Red Flag L7.
If the multi-billion dollar plane sale didn’t enthuse him, no doubt he would be more than impressed by becoming the first head of state — outside of China — to
Drivetrains for the H7 are less imposing than the L7 and L9, ranging from a 2-litre turbocharged petrol, 3-litre aspirated engine and, from this year, a hybrid.
All H7s have seven-speed dual-clutch gearboxes.
FAW has invested more than $80 million in the past four years on research and development on Hongqibranded vehicles and plans further H and L models, two SUVs, a commercial van and a luxury coach.
The company has stated it plans to invest a further $170 million in its products over the next three years.
Hongqi makes its marque for China by showing off this impressive new model of their flagship 6.4m long Red Flag L9 limousine