China's iconic sedan brand Hongqi posts soaring sales in Q1, up 180%

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Apr 02, 2021 (China Knowledge) - Hongqi, a car brand under China's leading automaker FAW Group Co Ltd, posted rising sales in the first quarter of 2021.

FAW group stated that the brand sold more than 70,000 vehicles in Q1, up 180% YoY. The group plans to increase its sales of Hongqi-brand vehicles to 400,000 units in 2021, double of last year. Hongqi’s vehicle line includes the E-HS9, an electric car capable of travelling 482km on full charge with up to 544 horsepower depending on the model, as well as its flagship sedan the H9 that comes with Hongqi’s Smile 1.0 intelligent in-vehicle system and supports L2.5 driver assistance.

The lower-spec SUV version features two electric motors equip with 430 hp (320 kW) and 544 hp (405 kW) that is enough to give the seven-passenger SUV a 0-60 mph sprint in the low-four-second range. In addition, it can travel approximately 300 miles on a single charge.

FAW Group regarded as the cradle of China's auto industry while Hongqi, meaning "red flag," is China's iconic sedan brand with its vehicles used for parades for national celebrations.

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