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Hongqi to launch three SUV models into market in 2019

Rachel From Gasgoo| February 12 , 2019

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- FAW Group-owned premium car brand Hongqi showed off three SUV models at the 2019 CCTV Spring Festival Gala, namely, the Hongqi HS5, the HS7 and the E-HS3 BEV, which impressed people a lot. In 2019, all three eye-catching SUV models will hit the market to help the automaker strengthen its SUV offensive.

Hongqi E-HS3

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The Hongqi E-HS3 measures 4,490mm long, 1,874mm wide and 1,613mm tall with a wheelbase spanning 2,750mm. Compared with the Roewe ERX5 of the same level, the E-HS3 enjoys advantage in width and wheelbase length.

Under the hood, the E-HS3 is powered by two permanent magnet motors with respective maximum output of 114kW and a ternary-lithium battery pack. This powertrain will offer a range up to 390km to the vehicle. Besides, consumers can choose the two-wheel drive system or four-wheel drive system based on their own needs. Two systems enable the E-HS3 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10 seconds and 5.9 seconds respectively. The BEV model is said to hit the market in the first quarter.

Hongqi HS5

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Adopting Hongqi's iconic design language in exterior, the Hongqi HS5 features a waterfall grille, a slender headlight cluster integrated with LED light source and an inverted triangle-designed fog light area adorned with chrome trims.

The vehicle boasts a sleek side profile, carrying multi-spoke aluminum alloy rims. Moving to the rear end, a chrome trim stretches across the rear lighting, which also contains LED light source. The model is ready to go on sale in the second quarter.

Hongqi HS7

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The Hongqi HS7, positioned as a mid/full-sized SUV model, is going to enter the market this year. The new model's Hongqi family design is also characterized by the typical waterfall grille with vertically-installed chrome trims.

As to the side profile, the straight character lines accentuate a sense of masculinity. Besides, the vehicle is fitted with the blade-shaped dual-five-spoke aluminium alloy rims and privacy glass for the rear windshield.

The HS7 is equipped with a FAW-developed 3.0-litre turbocharged engine that pumps out 248kw and 445N·m of peak torque, hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission provided by Aisin. 

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