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New Hongqi L5 Debuts With Familiar Retro Looks As China’s Poshest And Most Expensive Car

21 Apr 2023

The Hongqi L5 has long been known as China’s most prestigious car brand, offering a level of luxury and sophistication that rivals some of the world’s most iconic vehicles. And with the debut of the new Hongqi L5, the bar has been raised even higher.

The second-generation Hongqi L5

The second-generation Hongqi L5

Unveiled at the 2022 Beijing Auto Show, the second-generation Hongqi L5 boasts a refreshed exterior design that maintains the brand’s signature retro look while incorporating modern touches. The front end features a bold, angular grille with horizontal slats and a large Hongqi badge, flanked by sleek LED headlights. The side profile is elegant and streamlined, with a long hood, short overhangs, and 20-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, the L-shaped LED taillights are a nod to the brand’s classic models, while the dual-exit exhaust system adds a touch of sportiness.

Under the hood, the Hongqi L5 is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 402 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The car is also equipped with an advanced suspension system and all-wheel drive, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride on any road surface.

Inside the cabin

Inside the cabin

But the most significant changes are found inside the cabin, where the new Hongqi L5 offers a wealth of advanced features and cutting-edge technology. The dashboard is dominated by a massive 15.6-inch touchscreen display that controls the infotainment system, climate control, and other vehicle settings. A second 12.3-inch screen serves as the digital instrument cluster, providing the driver with all the information they need in a clear and intuitive layout.

The interior of the Hongqi L5 is a masterclass in luxury, with premium materials and finishes throughout. The seats are upholstered in top-grain leather and feature 18-way power adjustability, heating, ventilation, and massage functions. The cabin is also equipped with a premium sound system, ambient lighting, and a panoramic sunroof that floods the space with natural light.

The most expensive car ever produced in China

The most expensive car ever produced in China

Of course, all of this luxury and performance comes at a price. The new Hongqi L5 is expected to be the most expensive car ever produced in China, with a price tag of around $300,000. But for those who value exclusivity, style, and advanced technology, the L5 is sure to be a tempting proposition.

Overall, the new Hongqi L5 is an impressive achievement for China’s burgeoning auto industry, demonstrating the country’s growing capabilities in luxury car design and manufacturing. With its retro-inspired looks, advanced features, and powerful performance, the L5 is sure to appeal to discerning customers around the world who demand the best of the best.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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