Hongqi, the brand favored by leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, used this week's Auto Shanghai 2021 to unveil a concept boasting enough luxury to make a Bentley or Rolls-Royce owner feel poor. Called the Hongqi L-Concept, the show car is a striking sedan with a fastback profile, suicide-style doors, and we're told even hanging mood lighting with crystal elements. Just don't call it a chandelier. The interior features a three-seat layout, with two seats in the rear and one seat for the driver. The only problem is that there isn't a steering wheel, meaning the concept likely teases what a...
1,400-hp, Walter de Silva-designed Hongqi S9 hypercar debuts in Shanghai
Chinese luxury brand Hongqi is set to launch a range of high-end hybrids and EVs, starting with a hypercar.Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Hongqi E-HS9: Chairman Mao's favored brand launches flagship electric SUV
China's Hongqi has launched a battery-electric full-size SUV.Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Ex-Rolls-Royce design boss to pen models for Chinese luxury brand Hongqi
Chinese automaker FAW Group is in the process of reviving historic brand Hongqi as China's premier automotive label and hired the former design chief of Rolls-Royce to pen the new models. FAW announced Friday that Giles Taylor, who led the design team at Rolls-Royce from 2012 to June of this year...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Byton could help revive brand that built Chairman Mao's limo
A historic Chinese brand could come back to life with help from Byton, the electric car startup based in the country. China's state-owned FAW Group said it's working with Byton to help give Hongqi, or Red Flag, a proper revival as China's premiere automotive brand. Red Flag, which is owned by FAW...Sean Szymkowski
Jay Leno drives a car he's never heard of before
You've never driven one. You probably haven't seen one at your local Cars and Coffee. You'll probably never pass one in traffic. We're talking about a Hongqi. Hongqi is a Chinese luxury brand established in 1958, making it the country's oldest automotive marque. The cars were produced for...Jeff Glucker
Bucking the trend of China's copycat design regime, the Hongqi SUV concept revealed at this week's Beijing auto show is a fairly unique creation, and though it isn't groundbreaking, it's not a barely-disguised imitation either. Tending firmly toward the production-ready end of the concept car spectrum, the SUV looks like it could go roll off an assembly line - with a few tweaks for practicality - within months, although the company doesn't expect to come to market with the car until 2010. Power for the concept comes from an FAW Group (Hongqi's parent company) V12. No word yet on whether the...