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The HS7 PHEV, a plug-in hybrid version of the three-row vehicle, was presented in China. This Hongqi crossover will be available with front or all-wheel drive, a six- or seven-seater interior, while the fuel consumption of the five-meter SUV will be from 5.98 to 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers in the combined CLTC cycle. Without activating the internal combustion engine, the new product will travel from 83 to 92 kilometers.

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The second-generation Hongqi HS7 has been on sale in China since August last year, but until now the version with a 2.0 turbo engine and an 8-speed automatic was available for order. In Russia, they are waiting for this one – and official deliveries should begin before the end of the year. The power plant of the hybrid version is completely different.

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A 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine (163 horsepower) works in conjunction with the electric motor, and the capacity of the CATL lithium-ion battery is a solid 20.14 kilowatt-hours. Such a car is 215 kilograms heavier than its non-hybrid counterpart, but 20% more economical. In addition, PHEV hybrids are entitled to benefits in China, so such a system is in great demand in the PRC.

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Prices for the hybrid Hongqi HS7 PHEV will be revealed next week. The regular crossover costs from 256 to 336 thousand yuan (35-49 thousand dollars). In Russia, the “seven” may occupy the niche of the Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen Teramont.

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