French President Francois Hollande arrived in Beijing on April 25 and started the first visit to China. Hollande was welcome in the Capital International Airport and picked up by Red Flag L9 Car under China’s own production. This is also the first time new Red Flag Ambassador Car meets with head of a foreign country.
Hongqi L9 is a luxury level car which is comparable to the top Rolls-Royce cars. Equipped with a 6.0 liter V12 naturally aspirated engine, maximum power 300kW. The official did not announce its official price, but the media have predicted that the sale price may be more than 1.5 million yuan (US $240,000). It is worth mentioning that the license plate of the car is “Beijing PQ3628” indicating this is a civil car.