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MHD launches luxury automotive brand Hongqi

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MUSCAT: MHD ACERE has announced the inauguration of the premium luxury automotive brand Hongqi. It marked the official entry of Hongqi into the promising Omani market, while introducing launch offers for local consumers this Ramadhan. The official launching ceremony took place at Al Bustan Palace Hotel on March 27, 2022 and witnessed a large attendance of official and public figures.

Hongqi is the new definition of luxury. Every fine detail tells the story of prestige and opulence in a unique way, making Hongqi ‘A Class of Its Own’. The different Hongqi models come with top-standard features that ensure an unprecedented experience to the driver. Among the initial models which will be available for local customers in Oman are H5, HS5, HS7, the H9 and the technological wonder E-HS9. The Hongqi range of sedans and SUVs comes with powerful driving force, powerful start and perfect handling, equipped with the latest safety technology to guarantee a stable running through the toughest terrains.

The H5 is an extraordinary compact executive car, with exquisite and advanced appearance, perfect configuration and powerful performance. The exterior and interior in this car collaborate to provide the ultimate luxury experience, featuring a stylish silhouette adorned with 'Wing of Hongqi' greeting light and the panoramic sunroof which offers an inspiration from nature into your private space.

This model offers thrilling performance with acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h in 9.7 seconds only, enabled by the brilliant 196 HP and 320 Nm maximum torque producing 1.8 L Turbo engine.

The exterior of the H9 stunning sedan model from Hongqi, has the new iconic design language of the protruding red trim, which is an integral part of the model’s front face and the classic waterfall grill give this vehicle its flagship look. The side profile will impress you with the flowing lines extending from the headlamps to the rear.

For its interior, the H9 model boasts a new design concept called "oriental artistic conception". It combines wood grain, leather and chrome-plated details, creating an impressive traditional atmosphere. In contrast, the full LCD (liquid crystal display) instrument clusters and large centre console screen lend futuristic sense along with the 12-inch head-up display (HUD) and video-streaming rearview mirror.

This astonishing vehicle combines powerful driving force, powerful start and perfect handling. H9 is available in two powertrain options, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is able to pump out 180 kW and 380 Nm of torque peak and is mated with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.   In the SUV category Hongqi Oman will offer HS5, HS7 and the technological wonder E-HS9. Hongqi HS5 tries to define a sense of luxury that corresponds with aesthetic interests of consumers. This AWD runs on a 2.0 L Turbocharged direct injection gasoline engine, perfectly balanced power, fuel consumption and emissions and exerting a maximum of 340 Nm of torque.

Along with its dynamic exterior, the Hongqi HS5 greets the driver with the unique Red Flag wings like an eagle spreading its wings. The anterior is extremely comfortable with all means of luxury including premium leather and great dashboard details.

The other SUV model, HS7 brings the exclusive off-road mode for the fun of conquest, constant breakthroughs with professional off-road performance powered by the TCS all-wheel power control technology exclusively customised by Bosch. It is equipped with the new generation of 8-speed AMT for comfortable driving experience and excellent fuel economy.

The interior of the HS7 comes with a BOSE 5.1 surround audio system, and double 10.1-inch HD touch displays fitted on seats covered with world-class Nappa leather, which harmonises with the solid wood decoration, a flagship luxury space is presented to you.

Last but not least is the all new E-HS9. This 5209mm long and 2010mm wide full-size smart SUV will captivate you with its majestic design. The adaptive beam headlights are joined by day-time running lights, and lighting details on the front and back of the car, adding an aesthetic touch that blends with the dynamic body lines.

Exploring the different layers of elegance and functionality in the E-HS9 interior, the cabin is made with top-grade Napa leather, housing high-quality powered front seats, adjustable to taste with memory function. The seats also come with massage for your ultimate comfort. Technology makes a strong presence in this car to ensure giving customers a smooth and entertaining driving experience, with a 4-zone automatic climate control, 16.2-inch digital cluster, a 16.2-inch infotainment screen, and 12 speakers sound system. And to achieve high convenience, the car is equipped with wireless charging, electric power steering system, 360 view camera, and GPS.

The E-HS9 hosts some of the best modern safety features. In addition to the front and rear side airbags, it comes with a built-in pedestrian alert system, lane departure warning and assist system, forward collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring systems for a safe and smooth journey. Furthermore, the E-HS9 has cruise and electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system, ground clearance control, front and rear sensors, to provide you with the most force and control.

Mohsin bin Hani al Bahrani, CEO of MHD ACERE – the sole distributor of Hongqi Motor cars in Oman – said, “At MHD ACERE, we are delighted to introduce an increasingly popular luxury automotive brand to Oman. The collaboration between Hongqi and MHD is most certainly a game changer in the automotive scene in the Sultanate of Oman. We believe that Hongqi will bring a new exquisite driving experience to local consumers with its outstanding performance, and elegant design”.

Hongqi was launched in 1958 as a limousine brand for government agencies in China. The luxury car marque has become the fastest growing auto brand in China for three consecutive years since it released its development strategy of “New Era, New Hongqi” in January, 2018.

Hongqi has also accelerated its pace into the overseas market and brand internationalisation. Its overseas sales network has covered the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia and other regions, showing its advanced intelligent technology and outstanding performance.

MHD is largely committed to foster Hongqi growth in the Sultanate of Oman through major emphasis on customer satisfaction and by providing world-class after-sales services in Oman.

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