Hongqi HS7 2019 – a large premium Chinese crossover
The new large Chinese premium crossover HS7 Hongqi (HS7 "Red Banner") is entering the Chinese market and will try to upset the balance of power in the luxury SUV class in the local market. The Hongqi HS7 2019-2020 review contains news, photos, price, equipment and technical specifications of a large premium crossover with a total body length of more than 5 meters and a powerful 338-horsepower gasoline engine paired with 8 automatic transmissions.
Sales of the Hongqi brand (“red flag"), included in the FAO orbit, the new crossover index HS7, will begin in China on July 12, 2019 at a price of 280-300 thousand yuan (2600-2788 thousand conventional units). The new Hongqi HS7 crossover is designed exclusively for the Chinese market, and is unlikely to be sold outside of China, however, like the Hongqi e-HS3 C and HS5 Hongqi junior crossovers and the Hongqi Hongqi H7 and H5 sedan.
According to the creators of the new Chinese crossover Hongqi HS7, the opportunity to select buyers from the German crossover BMW X5. But the Chinese New clearly does not reach the level of the Bavarian crossover, both in terms of appearance and interior, and in terms of equipment and quality of finishing materials. But there is a dominant trump card in the Hongqi HS7 Arsenal – an attractive price. For reference, BMW X5 in China is from 760,000 yuan, which is more than 2.5 times more than the declared value of Hongqi’s large Chinese crossover HS7.
It is difficult to call the external body design of the new premium crossover stylish and bright, but this novelty looks solid and presentable. In the presence of a powerful front with a huge false radiator grille, compact LED headlights and a neat bumper. Harmonious body profile with long bonnet, flowing roofline and large side doors and heavy rear. Solid, but without zest, rear.
The external dimensions of the body of the Hongqi HS7 2019-2020 are 5035 mm long, 1989 mm wide, 1778 mm high, 3008 mm wheelbase.
The crossover is equipped with standard 19-inch alloy wheels and 255 / 50R19 tires. Larger 20-inch wheels are also available as an option.
The interior of the new crossover red flag HS7 is 5-seater by default and will delight potential owners with a rich level of equipment. The quality of the materials used leather and wood. And modern equipment has a digital instrument panel, two touch screens on the center console (upper multimedia system, below, for climate control and auxiliary functions), tablet screens for rear passengers, first-row seats with electric adjustment, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, adaptive cruise control, three-zone climate control, and many other attributes of premium cars. However, the interior of the Chinese automotive innovation is clearly lacking in gloss, and it looks rustic.
Specifications Hongqi HS7
The large crossover is built on the rear-wheel drive Toyota Crown platform of the previous generation. Under the hood, a six-cylinder 3.0 turbo gasoline engine (HP 338,445 Nm) was registered, developed by FAO mechanics, paired with an 8-automatic transmission from Aisin, all-wheel drive.