Hong Ky Q8 appeared, venting heat on the “ground plane” Toyota Alphard


Since the end of last year, paparazzi in China have continuously encountered a brand new large MPV model of the Hong Ky (Hongqi) brand on the test track. Until now, this model has completely revealed itself through images posted on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. At the same time, these new images also confirm the official name of the car, which is New Hong Ky Q8 2023.It’s a car model Hong Ky’s first electric MPV, Q8 owns the typical exterior design of the Chinese brand. Accordingly, the car is equipped with a large grille on the front of the car with longitudinal chrome spokes, reminiscent of a waterfall. Hong Ky Q8’s grille extends from the bonnet to most of the front bumper and is surrounded by welcome lights. In the middle of the grille, there is also a red logo pulled up in the middle of the bonnet similar to other models of the Hong Ky brand.And yet, Hong Ky Q8 is also equipped with a 2-stage light system on the top of the car. In particular, the LED daytime running lights are located on the top and the headlights are located below. The car’s 2 headlight sockets are connected by a “U”-shaped glossy black brace. Below the front bumper, there is also a chrome splint to decorate the spoiler. The car also has sliding side doors, in addition to a rearview mirror cover with integrated turn signals and 2-color multi-spoke alloy wheels.At the back, this large MPV model has an impressive design thanks to the vertical taillight cluster, connected by a strip of lights and a chrome brace in the middle. On the rear bumper, there is also a chrome-plated brace that crosses and surrounds the reflector. The fake diffuser under the rear bumper gives this large MPV a sporty look.There are currently no official images of the interior of Hong Ky Q8. However, images taken on the test track show that this model is equipped with a 2+2+3-seat interior. In the middle are 2 business seats with separate armrests and calf support.Next is a 3-spoke steering wheel, integrated with function keys and a large infotainment screen located independently on the dashboard. Right below this screen are the air-conditioning vents and the high-mounted center console.According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, the Hongqi Q8 has a length of 5,222 mm, a width of 2,005 mm, a height of 1,935 mm and a wheelbase of 3,200 mm. Thus, this Chinese model has a larger size than the “ground plane” Toyota Alphard (length 4,945 mm, width 1,850 mm, height 1,890 mm and wheelbase 3,000 mm).Unfortunately, the car’s engine is not too powerful. This model uses a 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine, producing a maximum capacity of 185 kW (248 hp). Meanwhile, Toyota Alphard uses V6 gasoline engine, 3.5L capacity with a maximum capacity of 296 horsepower and maximum torque of 361 Nm. Price of Hong Ky Q8 2023 Not yet announced, it is expected to officially launch in the Chinese market in the second half of this year.Video: Car “Train” Hong Ky officially launched in Vietnam.

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