In China, presented the new Hongqi H9. The luxury sedan will go on sale from spring at a price of about $ 40 thousand and will become a more affordable alternative to the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Hongqi H9 is built on a rear-wheel drive platform and reaches about 5 m in length with a wheelbase of 3 m. In its design, the influence of Rolls-Royce is felt – the sedan has a huge chrome radiator grille and a two-tone color.
The interior combines leather and wood. The Hongqi H9 has a virtual instrument panel and a large touchscreen, and on the steering wheel are touch panels. The sedan will be offered in versions of four or five seats. For rear passengers, tablets are offered, and among the options there is a panoramic roof, aroma sprayer, air suspension, adaptive cruise control.
A choice of gasoline turbo engines with a volume of 2.0 liters (252 liters. From., 380 N ∙ m) and 3.0 liters (272 liters. From., 400 N ∙ m). A more powerful version accelerates to 100 km / h in 8 s. The Chinese sedan is equipped with an 8-speed gearbox with two clutches, and an all-wheel drive version may appear later.