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China’s Upcoming Hongqi L3 Sedan Snapped Without Camo 8
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Hongqi, Reports, Scoops on 11 8th, 2017

With the Chinese auto industry booming, local automaker Hongqi has decided to make a vehicle more accessible to the masses, expected to be dubbed the L3.

Recently spied without any camouflage, the L3 will join Hongqi’s growing family of models which already includes the large L5 and a few years ago, included behemoths like the L7 and L9. For what it’s worth, the L3 is still quite large, slotting into the D-segment of the industry alongside European alternatives like the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

These images, snapped by local publication Sohu, reveal that the L3 looks strikingly similar to previous Hongqi models and includes a large front grille with vertical chrome slats. Elsewhere, the L3 includes simple headlights and horizontal LED daytime running lights at the base of the bumper. Perhaps the most intriguing design element of the new Hongqi is the transparent red badge that sits at the front of the hood. It’s certainly no Spirit of Ecstasy but it does catch the eye.

Elsewhere, the L3 has a simple wheel design, incredibly-thick C-pillars and chrome door handles.

It remains to be seen when the L3 will hit dealership floors but it will reportedly be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine delivering 375 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.


Meet One Of China’s Greatest Car Collectors 21
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in china, Classics, Hongqi, video on 01 21st, 2017

Luo Wenyou is the owner of one of the biggest collections of classic Chinese cars, having around 200 vehicles that range from Mao Zedong’s stretch limo to utility vehicles like a fire truck.
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China’s Luxurious Hongqi L5 Facelift To Get Twin-Turbo V8 6
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Hongqi, Reports, Scoops on 12 6th, 2016

China’s rather curious Hongqi L5 luxury sedan, one of the country’s most expensive cars, will soon receive a twin-turbocharged V8 to sit alongside the currently available V12 model.
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Get ‘Em While You Can: 12-Cylinder Cars 29
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Hongqi, Lamborghini, mercedes, Pagani, Rolls-Royce, TOYOTA on 06 29th, 2016

There are plenty of engine configurations capable of generating huge amounts of power. Just look at what Volvo, for example, has been able to do with its tiny 2.0-liter four, or what Ford has been able to do with its EcoBoost engines. But few offer the kind of silky smooth power deliver as a twelve-cylinder.
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Hongqi’s Audi-Based S Concept Looks Surprisingly Good 27
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Beijing Auto Show, concepts, FAW, Hongqi, Hongqi Concepts on 04 27th, 2016

Hongqi’s S Concept debuted at Beijing as a proposal for a luxurious mid-sized crossover next to the B Concept.
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Futuristic Hongqi B Concept Comes With Its Own Tea Set 26
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Beijing Auto Show, concepts, Hongqi, Hongqi Concepts on 04 26th, 2016

Hongqi, one of the biggest and most historic brands in the domestic Chinese market, revealed the B Concept at the Beijing Motor Show.
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Hongqi Updates Its Range Rover-Aspiring LS5 Luxury SUV 25
Posted by John Halas in Beijing Auto Show, china, concepts, Hongqi, Hongqi Concepts on 04 25th, 2016

We don’t know if Hongqi has raised any red flags (pun intended) yet over at Land Rover central with their LS5, but China’s oldest and most luxurious car company has given their full-size SUV prototype a mild makeover at the Beijing auto show.
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Jay Leno Meets Chinese Hongqi State Limo, Tries To Drive It Too 6
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in china, Classics, Hongqi, Jay Leno, video on 04 6th, 2016

Hearing one of the most known gearheads in the planet actually saying that he doesn’t know what a Hongqi CA770 is makes great sense as these cars are not what you would call popular.
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