We actually took a series of spy photos of Hongqi MPV test car. Based on specs and body details, this is most likely a new energy version of Hongqi HQ9, and it could be a pure electric or PHEV model.
The degree of camouflage of test vehicle is not high, appearance is basically same as HQ9 currently on sale. The front is a huge straight lattice waterfall. It has been found to use a closed design, indicating that this is likely to be a new energy model. The split headlight of HQ9 is still recognizable, and family-style front fascia design creates a strong aura.
The test machine appears to be collecting some data. Each wheel has a corresponding device, and bead design is basically same as HQ9. However, the C-pillar already has a chrome curtain-style decoration, and it is not known if there will be a material change.
The thru-type taillights have been removed intentionally, but based on detailing of brake lights and width indicators, it is expected that there will be little change at rear and thru-type taillights will continue to be used. At same time, we also noticed that spoiler on HQ9 is still in place and sporty atmosphere can still be improved so that rear of car will not be too boring, which is also the current main treatment method for luxury. minivans.
The appearance of new car has not changed much, only a few details show attributes of his new energy vehicle. This way of driving is more in line with positioning of model itself. As for power, there is no relevant information yet. As latest luxury minivan, Hongqi HQ9 has shown good potential in all aspects. In face of current general electrification trend, it is also very prudent to launch related electrification solutions. Especially for users in cities with purchase restrictions, PHEV/pure electric vehicles will have more benefits in terms of policy, and they are also main battleground for HQ9 models at this level.