The New Hongqi HS7+ Grille Makes BMW’s Pale In Comparison

The Hongqi HS7 SUV has just stretched its wheelbase to become the HS7+ in China.

Presented at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show, the crossover is the long wheelbase variant of the regular HS7 that came out a couple of years ago, with 20 inches (500 mm) added between the two axles and 3.5 inches (90 mm) to the height.

Visually, apart from the dimensions, the new HS7+ hasn’t really changed, as it still sports a huge bucktooth grille up front, with chrome surround and vertical slats that would make modern BMWs jealous. The LED headlights flank it on each side, and further back, it has integrated side steps that improve ingress and egress, long roof rails and a clean tailgate design with the ‘HS7+’ and ‘50TD’ logos, chrome strip joining the taillights together and a diffuser with integrated tailpipes.

Inside, the new HS7+ offers tons of legroom at the back. It also sports individual rear seats separated by a console with an integrated screen, and the front and rear passenger compartments have been divided by a partition wall that boasts a dashboard-like design. Elsewhere, the example shown in Beijing has white and green leather with green piping, and lots of golden accents that provide an interesting contrast.

Power is reportedly provided by a supercharged V6 with 3.0 liters in displacement. The engine pumps out 332 HP (337 PS / 248 kW) and 328 lb-ft (445 Nm) of torque and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

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