Honggi is a Chinese luxury car brand owned by the FAW Car Company, a subsidiary of the FAW Group. Hongqi were the first passenger cars manufactured in China.
First manufactured in 1958, the original Hongqi models were intended only for high-ranking party members. They remained in production until 1981.
Subsequently, the lineup was significantly expanded, and the former elite brand began to produce taxis and business class sedans. In 2008, the company was merged with Besturn, which led to an increase in the number of outlets, and as a result, to an increase in revenue. In 2010, Besturn models were shown at the Beijing Auto Show under the name "Hongqi", and until 2011, both brands used the "Hongqi" badge.