P.S. I hope you guys know I’m talking about a movie.
P.P.S. I promise we’ll talk about cars.
OK, I’m not ashamed to say that I laughed throughout the whole film and found myself delightfully entertained whilst enjoying my boysenberry choc-top. Don’t judge me for my taste in movies, but come on, who doesn’t like a rom com?
Well, apparently I’m not alone, as the movie grossed more than $US129 million globally! The depiction of lavish parties, luxury cars, fashion and food porn of the Crazy Rich Asians made my head spin, but did you know that merely thirty years ago people in China were not allowed to own cars? Obviously, a great deal has changed since then with China charging forward with their rightfully earned economical superpower status, buying over 24 million cars a year!
Even The United States cannot compete with China’s mighty torrent of consumerism, only selling 17.13 million vehicles in 2017.
While the Chinese government enforced an extra tax on foreign cars like Rolls-Royce, Ferrari and Bentley, Chinese people are still ditching locally made cars and opting for the glitz and glamor of “luxury vehicles”.
On the topic of luxury, meet China’s most expensive car the Hongqi L5 limousine.
The Hongqi L5 is China’s most expensive car, setting you back a cheeky $1 million. Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 with 408 horsepower and weighing nearly 3,150 kg, I can only imagine what it would feel like to drive! It has all the bells and whistles that owners crave and comes loaded with leather, wood and tablets.