According to the portal “Chinese cars” with reference to its own sources, now Hongqi (read “hunts”) is certifying four models for the Russian market.
The first (and the most accessible of them) is the Hongqi H5 sedan, and this is not about the second generation on the platform of its own design, but about the first – turned Mazda 6. The dimensions of the sedan are 4945 x 1845 x 1470 mm with a wheelbase length of 2875 mm.
In China, the H5 is available with two turbo engines of 1.5 (169 hp, 258 Nm) and 1.8 liter (197 hp, 320). The first is aggregated with a 7-speed “robot”, and in pair with the second automatic boxes for 6 or 8 gears are offered. The price starts at 148.5 thousand yuan, or about 1.2 million rubles.
The second model for Russia is the already more solid Hongqi H7 (dimensions: 5095 x 1875 x 1485 mm; wheelbase – 2970 mm) with rear-wheel drive. The model has been produced in China since 2013 on the basis of Toyota Crown, and in 2017 it underwent restyling. Three petrol engines are available in conjunction with a 6-speed “automatic”: 1.8T (188 hp, 260 Nm), 2.0T (204 hp, 260 Nm) and a naturally aspirated V6 with a volume of 3.0 liters (231 liters s., 300 Nm). The price at home is from 252.8 thousand yuan (about 2 million rubles).
But not only turned “Japanese” will be brought to Russia. There will also be flagships. For example, the executive sedan Hongqi H9 (5137 x 1904 x 1493 mm, wheelbase – 3060 mm; in the title photo), which was shown to the local public in early 2020. There are two turbo engines to choose from – the “four” 2.0 (252 hp, 380 Nm) and a 3.0-liter V6 (272 hp, 400 Nm). Both engines work in conjunction with a 7-speed “robot” with two clutches, all-wheel drive is available for a fee. Due to the wide range of options (there is even a version with separate rear seats), the base price of 309.8 thousand yuan (2.5 million rubles) can go up to 860 thousand yuan (6.9 million rubles).
The electric crossover E-HS9 (it is even larger: 5209 x 2010 x 1713 mm and 3110 mm between the axles) is already being offered by two independent Russian dealers, the portal reports. However, now the Chinese are planning to officially supply the model to us. At home, the car is presented in two versions, which differ in the power of the electric motor on the rear axle (the front one develops 160 kW / 218 hp).
In the base E-HS9, both electric motors are the same, while in the top version, the rear one develops 245 kW (333 hp). There are three traction batteries with a capacity of 84, 99 and 120 kWh to choose from. The cruising range is from 460 to 690 km according to the outdated NEDC cycle.
The debut of the Hongqi brand on the Russian market may take place as early as the third quarter of 2022. The order in which the models will debut in Russia is still unknown. The distributor of the brand in the Russian Federation has not yet been determined – according to the publication, it may be a local representative office of FAW or one of the independent importers. Another possible option is the creation of its own dealer network of the Hongqi brand in Russia. The localization of models at one of the production sites in the Russian Federation is also being discussed.