Hongqi’s new Guoya luxury sedan borrows design elements from Bentley, Cadillac, and Rolls-Royce

The Chinese luxury sedan experience.
  • Hongqi’s new Guoya luxury sedan resembles a lot of other luxury cars
  • It’s like a mutant child of a Bentley, Cadillac, and Rolls-Royce
  • The Chinese automaker recently launched the Guoya to compete with European cars

Published on May 6, 2024 at 1:30PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on May 7, 2024 at 9:38PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis

This is the all-new Hongqi Guoya, a luxury sedan that looks oddly similar to a Bentley, Cadillac, and Rolls-Royce.

It’s almost as if someone decided to take inspiration from individual design elements from all three luxury brands and create a stunner sedan.

The Guoya is the Chinese automaker’s flagship luxury sedan, which debuted at the Beijing Auto Show.

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Hongqi opened global reservations for the luxury sedan under its new Golden Sunflower brand.

For context, the Chinese carmaker uses the Golden Sunflower brand only for its luxury cars.

But what’s so special about the Hongqi Guoya?

For starters, it has a very recognizable chrome front grille, instantly making you wonder.

There’s also a pronounced retractable badge on the bonnet, just like the Spirit of Ecstasy.

That’s certainly a distinct exterior, isn’t it?

Whatever the signs may hint, this isn’t the first time we have seen a car trying to look like something else.

The headlights also get DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology, which can display symbols on the road to inform pedestrians crossing ahead.

If anything, that’s quite useful.

It’s fairly long, too — measuring over 5.3 meters.

The Hongqi Guoya sedan is 210.7 inches long and 78.6 inches wide, with a massive wheelbase of 128 inches.

Now, it’s not as big as the Rolls-Royce Ghost, which is 214.8 inches long with a slightly larger wheelbase.

But those are respectable numbers, to say the least.

You probably saw this coming — you can order the Guoya in several dual-tone variants, similar to other luxury sedans.

How does it compare to other luxury sedans from the inside?

If you step into the Guoya, you will see there is a lot going on.

The luxury sedan has a large LCD infotainment display, a digital instrument cluster, and a bold two-spoke steering wheel.

The choice of materials is fairly decent, too, with piano black trim spread everywhere and two-tone leather upholstery.

You can get the Guoya in two configurations, including four and five-seat options.

All variants will have standard features like a heads-up display, ambient lighting, and massaging seats.

The Guoya variants will have two different hybrid powertrains.

The entry-level option is a 3.0-liter turbocharged hybrid that produces 389 horsepower with an eight-speed transmission.

However, the other option is better, with a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 hybrid that can pull off 483 hp.

The Chinese luxury sedan might have features similar to those of other cars, but it sure provides fair competition to its European competitors.

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