The exclusive distributor of the brand in our country, according to the press service of the corporation, will be LLC FAV – Eastern Europe, a subsidiary of FAW in the Russian Federation. Deliveries of the first Hongqi cars to official dealers will begin in May.
The brand’s lineup in Russia will consist of four models: the E-HS9 electric SUV, the H9 executive sedan, the HS5 crossover and the H5 New premium sedan.
Hongqi E-HS9 is driven by two electric motors with a capacity of 245 and 160 kW. From zero to “hundreds” with such an “energy charge”, an SUV can accelerate in 4 seconds. The claimed range on a fully charged battery is 510 km (in the NEDC driving cycle), in 10 minutes the supply of electricity can be replenished in an amount sufficient for a run of about a hundred km.
The list of equipment available for the E-HS9 includes air suspension, matrix LED headlights, 10 airbags, an elephant air quality monitoring system and other equipment.
The interior of the Hongqi H9 sedan
The rear-wheel drive sedan Hongqi H9 is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine operating according to the so-called “mild” hybrid scheme. The engine is aggregated with a 7-speed “robot” 7DCT with dual clutch.
The HS5 mid-size crossover and the second-generation H5 sedan are models that Hongqi hopes to make the brand popular with a wider audience. In the domestic market, the HS5 is designed to compete with the Volkswagen Tiguan L and Honda UR-V, while the H5 is positioned as the “little brother” of the executive H9.
New Hongqi H5 (left) and Hongqi HS5 (right)
The first Hongqi dealerships in Russia will open in May in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Sochi, Kazan and Rostov-on-Don.
“In 2023, we plan, first of all, to convey to the Russian audience the values of the legendary Hongqi brand, establish the image of premium products behind these cars and occupy a worthy niche in the premium segment of the Russian automotive market. Therefore, it is important for us to provide customers with high-quality service, guaranteeing them high-quality after-sales service and stable supply of spare parts,” said Zhang Xinlun, director of Hongqi for Eastern Europe.
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