By on April 23, 2012

Revival of the venerable “Red Flag”: The Hongqi L7.

It harkens back to the Mao era. Ironically, a the “red” car sits on a Toyota Landcruiser chassis.

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    Are my eyes seeing what they think they’re seeing–protruding headlights? Any photos from the front-quarter view?

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    morbo

    What a proper modern Sedan deVille or Lincoln Continental should look like.

    Instead we get the em-kay-cuew-zee-tee-w-x-y-s-t-u-v-w-x-y-and-z. Or the angry hunchback of Catera Dame that is the CTS.

    Siggh… I just hope Ralph Giles at Chrysler keeps American auto design alive. I truly dread the day of driving angry mutated blobs in any color I want, so long as they’re blobby. Dodge Dart does not give me hope

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    tced2

    The rear looks like a 1987 Cadillac Sedan de Ville.
    The front has headlamps a bit like a 1956 Lincoln Continental.

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    ranwhenparked

    Wow, the Chinese really get it. That is one stately, authoritarian, land yacht. Much better looking than the Crown. I know its actually styled after Hongqi limos from the 50s, but it looks more like a proper American sedan than what most American brands are selling now.

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    panzerfaust

    The front of this car does not in the least bit match the rest of it. For lack of a better way of putting it, head on it looks as if it has this surprised look on its face. It’s a wonderful example of how a car can evolve into something that is so odd its cool.

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    MattPete

    That aint the Honqi H7 shown here:

    http://www.carnewschina.com/tag/hongqi/

    http://www.chinacartimes.com/2012/04/21/red-flag-life-h7/

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