The first images of the new Hongqi H5 arrived on the web before the car’s presentation at the Beijing Auto Show next month and as we can see, it is an elegant car that brings everything necessary to be among the most requested at the executive level. .
a different design
The new sedan looks completely different from its predecessor and shares much of its design with the larger Hongqi H9, marketed as the company’s rival to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and BMW 5-Series.
Hongqi designers began their work by revising the front end of the H5, creating a new grille with chrome-finish vertical strakes and the company’s recognizable ‘red flag’ motif running across the bonnet. Elsewhere, the H5 has been fitted with a split headlight design. Where you’d normally expect to see the main headlights are units that house the complex LED daytime running lights. Set lower in the bumper are the headlights and high beams.
car exterior details
From the front of the car we have a really fine car, very elegant, with a long and wide hood, with lines that descend and match the advanced optics of the car and the full size chrome grille. It is noteworthy that this oversized grille functions as an air intake to the engine. On the sides of the bumper we have two air intakes which in turn show fog lights. The lower part of the bumper has a stylish chrome band.
On the sides of the bumper, silver-colored alloy rims or wheels can be seen, with a spiral design, which in turn hide an efficient brake system made up of calipers and discs on all four wheels. The lower part of the doors maintain that line bathed in chrome. The door locks come in the same body color, as do the mirror housings that are divided by LED or low beam lights. The window surrounds come in chrome.
Continuing the radical overhaul of the luxury sedan, there’s an all-new rear design that’s also very similar to the larger H9. For example, there are elegant LED lights connected by a pronounced light bar. On the roof we have a fixed radio antenna in the typical and well-known shape of a shark fin. The shape of the trunk lid is arched. The brake lights come with the advanced LED technology. The bumper has embedded auxiliary lights and two exhaust outlets.
The interior of the vehicle
A leaked image of the car’s interior has also hit the web, revealing radical changes from the previous generation H5. Taking pride of place in the cabin is a vertically oriented infotainment screen that has been carefully incorporated into the dash. Hongqi has also outfitted the sedan with a digital gauge cluster and a three-spoke steering wheel that appears to use touch-sensitive buttons. Other interior parts visible in this photo include a relatively small shift knob, red leather on the seats, center console, door panels, and dash, as well as metal air vents, and of course, you couldn’t miss it. multifunctional car steering wheel with various buttons for controlling various applications.
Cars News China reports that the H5 will initially launch with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but a 1.5-liter turbocharged plug-in hybrid powertrain will also be added to the lineup. Expect to hear more about the H5 after its Beijing debut.