Hongqi L4 Is A New Suicide-Door Luxury Limousine From China
Luxury Chinese automaker Hongqi is working on yet another all-new vehicle, this time a limousine dubbed the L4.
A report from China’s Chejiahao says the vehicle was previewed via a small clay model a few months ago and that the first life-size example has just been built and tested in a wind tunnel. While some other new vehicles from Hongqi, such as the striking H9, have very futuristic and stylish designs, the Hongqi L4 adopts a far more traditional and retro appearance, akin to the flagship L5.
The front end of the new sedan is dominated by a huge chrome grille and a pair of small and simple headlights. Hongqi’s ‘red flag’ emblem is also featured prominently on the hood. Other key aspects of the vehicle’s design include the multi-spoke chrome wheels and rear suicide doors. Interestingly, sketches show the vehicle in both sedan and coupe forms, indicating that buyers might have two body styles to choose from.
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Inside, everything appears quite grand with many surfaces dominated by wooden accents. There is also a large Tesla-style infotainment system in the center of the dashboard.
It is claimed that the Hongqi L4 will be powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine delivering around 400 hp, allowing the vehicle to rival certain Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and BMW 7-Series models.
It is unclear at this early stage if the Chinese luxury car manufacturer has approved the L4 for production or if it’s still evaluating its future.