An extended-wheelbase variant of the Hongqi H9 sedan aptly referred to as the H9+ has been snapped at one of many automaker’s showrooms, main native sources to consider that this variant will quickly hit the market.
The ‘common’ Hongqi H9 was solely simply revealed earlier this yr and it stays unclear if buyer deliveries have began. Complementing the flowing strains of the outside is an opulent cabin full of know-how and a smooth design. The long-wheelbase variant seems set to take issues to the following stage.
The long-wheelbase variant you see pictured from China’s Auto 163 and Auto Sina is painted in a two-tone scheme of crimson and white and is considerably longer than the usual mannequin, although it nonetheless retains the four-door format. In actual fact, Chinese language reviews suggests it might be upwards of 40 cm (15.7-inches) longer than the common mannequin, and the added size is especially evident because of the enlarged B-pillars.
A peek contained in the cabin reveals the automobile is clad in white leather-based and has two captain’s chairs within the second row, identical to the usual H9. Nonetheless, because of the longer wheelbase, it’s protected to imagine that rear legroom shall be dramatically improved, which is ideal for consumers preferring to be chauffeured round in final consolation.
Automobile Information China suggests the long-wheelbase Hongqi H9 is being developed primarily for the personal market, however the Chinese language authorities may have an interest within the luxurious sedan.
In all probability, the flagship H9 could have the identical powertrain choices because the common wheelbase mannequin. As such, there shall be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 252 hp and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque in addition to a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with 272 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm).