Hongqi is a Chinese luxury car marque owned by the automaker FAW Car Company, itself a subsidiary of FAW Group. Hongqi was launched in 1958, making it the oldest Chinese passenger car marque. In Chinese, hongqi means “red flag”, a Communist Chinese cultural symbol.

Originally, Hongqi models were only for high-ranking government officials and remained in production until 1981. The brand was revived in the mid-1990s.

HONGQI CA770 Characteristics

Number of passengers: 7-8

Motor: eight cylinders V, 5650 cc, 161 kW

Max. speed: 160 km/h

Served for Deng Xiaoping from 1978 to 1992.

An automobile museum (Cité de l’Automobile) in Mulhouse

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