Hongqi H9 finally has a price list in Japan - 6 variants, cheaper than the S-Class!

Sanjay · May 27, 2021 11:19 AM

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The Chinese-made Hongqi H9 has finally been approved to go on sale in Japan, and suddenly prospective customers of favourites like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Toyota Crown find themselves a cheaper alternative.

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Six variants of the H9 will be offered there, with their prices as below:

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2021 Hongqi H9 price in Japan
Variant Price in JPY
Hongqi H9 3.0 G4 JPY 10,978,000
Hongqi H9 3.0 SP JPY 9,669,000
Hongqi H9 2.0 SP JPY 8,118,000
Hongqi H9 2.0 R JPY 7,205,000
Hongqi H9 2.0 X JPY 6,578,000
Hongqi H9 2.0 Y  JPY 6,105,000

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These prices mean that even the range-topping, four-seater (individual seats at the back, like the Lexus LM 350) 3.0 G4 variant costs less than the Mercedes-Benz S400 d there (prices start at JPY 12,930,000).

Size-wise, here's how it measures against the S-Class:

Hongqi H9 vs S-Class
Dimension/Model Hongqi H9 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Length (mm) 5,137 5,210
Width (mm) 1,904 1,930
Height (mm) 1,493 1,505
Wheelbase (mm) 3,060 3,105

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The hot sellers are touted to be the 3.0 G4, 2.0 SP, and 2.0R variants. The cheapest of the lot - the 2.0 X and 2.0 Y - lack most of the creature comforts and styling cues of the higher-end variants. Sources say that the first models imported to Japan are the 2.0-litre ones, while variants with the 3.0-litre engine will be making their way there in June.

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Regardless of variant however, buyers will be granted a certain air of exclusivity as "less than 100 units" will be imported into Japan annually.

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To say that the H9 is a crowd favourite undermines things somewhat. The model has been on sale in China since August 2020, and there's a waiting list of up to one year for the flagship luxury sedan.

Also read: Hongqi H9 is ready to make its debut in Japan

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Other than Japan, export markets of the H9 includes the Middle East and South Korea. It's definitely carving a name for itself, but what is the hype around it? Follow the link below to see more.

Also read: Hongqi H9 in-depth video, what does this Chinese S-Class rival has to offer? 

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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