It was presented by the famous Russian brand Hongqi
The Toyota Coaster bus is quite popular in China; it is used both for companies to transport their employees and for transporting tourists. And now Hongqi (this is a premium brand of FAW) has launched the Guoyue Celestial Bus on the market, which is designed to compete with the Coaster. True, the Chinese approached the engine in an original way.
Instead of a typical diesel engine for commercial vehicles (and even more so buses), the Hongqi Guoyue received a three-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a power of 303 hp. The engine is paired with an automatic transmission.
Dimensions of Hongqi Guoyue – 7295 × 2090 × 2785 mm. There are up to 23 passenger seats in the cabin, and, as can be seen in the photo, there are thick leather seats with adjustable backrest tilt. It’s also noticeable how large the distances between the rows are: in such a cabin you can even stretch your legs.
Externally, Guoyue is made in the Hongqi style, which is already well known to Russians. By the way, Hongqi has a new product in Russia this week: sales of the luxury minivan Hongqi HQ9 have started.