China is preparing to update the lineup of the Hongqi HS7 car. The crossover will become cheaper by installing a new, less powerful motor.
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This model appeared on the market last year and has sold 3,990 copies in half a year. In the current year, in the first six months of sales, the vehicle was bought 3,068 more times. This is a successful indicator for the Chinese market for a car from an expensive segment, but the crossover cannot compete in its segment with Volkswagen Teramont, Buick Enclave and Ford Explorer. To impose a market struggle, the company decided to reduce the cost of the car by installing a less powerful motor. This version has already been announced and is being promoted as an updated version, but in reality only the engine is new. This powerplant is a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that produces 252 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. Previously, only a 3.0-liter turbo engine was available to customers, producing 337 liters. from. Its torque reaches 445 Nm.
The cost of the vehicle has already been announced. The updated version will cost from 275 to 309 thousand yuan. Previously, the price tag in the minimum configuration started at 349 thousand, and the top-end car in the lineup cost 459 thousand.