According to recent media reports, deliveries of the Hong Qi H7 sedan have already begun with 500 cars being delivered to Central and Provincial level leaders in China. The Hong Qi H7 comes at a time when the Central Government is pushing for more Chinese cars to be used in the gigantic Chinese civil service fleet, the H7 was developed as an Audi A6L rival which gives more impetuous to rear seat passengers in terms of comfort and refinement owing to the fact that the vast majority of government cars are chauffeur driven.
The H7 will be available for the public to buy from the middle of May this year, but in the meantime government and military orders are being given the most attention by FAW.
In June 2008, just before the Olympics, FAW started an internal campaign to get Hong Qi back to its former glory as the state limo of choice. FAW created a team of 1500 designers and engineers to create a ‘New Red Flag’ fit for 21st century needs and using the best trim levels available and of course developing a new independent Hong Qi factory. FAW are readying a war chest of 1 billion RMB to boost the Red Flag brand from 2012 to 2015 with 5.2 Billion RMB already being invested into the brand.