Forza Horizon 5 has an eclectic car roster covering a broad range of manufacturers from around the world. But there’s one corner of the globe Forza has never represented: China. This will change in next week’s Series 4 update, however.
Announced on the official Forza China website, for the first time in a Forza game, cars from Chinese manufacturers are coming to FH5 next week in the Series 4 update. Coinciding with Lunar New Year, players can also use a fully localised Chinese voiceover in FH5 from 1 February.
Without further ado, here are all the new cars coming to the Forza Horizon 5 Series 4 update next week.
2016 NIO EP9
Series 4's standout car is the bonkers 2016 NIO EP9, the first Chinese supercar in FH5. It gained publicity when it set a new Nurburgring lap record in 2017 with a time of 6:45.90.
Thanks to four electric motors with one driving each wheel, the electric powertrain produces up to 1,360 horsepower. In real life, the EP9 is a track-only supercar, but in FH5 you can tear through Mexico in the electric supercar.
2013 Wuling Hongguang S
While it’s not the most exciting vehicle to drive in FH5, the Wuling Hongguang S minivan is one of the best-selling vehicles in China of all time.
Now in its second generation, the Wuling Hongguang S is powered by a 1.2-litre engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission producing 82 horsepower. With its modest power, this could be a popular vehicle for tuners.
2005 MG XPower SV-R
Originally built by MG Rover before the company was taken over by China’s SAIC Motor, the MG XPower SV-R shares the same platform as the Qvale Mangusta Italian sports car, which borrows parts from the Ford Mustang.
Only 82 examples were made, one of which was bought by Rowan Atkinson. Under the bonnet is a Roush-tuned 5.0-litre V8 rated at 385 hp.
2015 MG MG3
One of the most highly requested cars by FH5 players in China, the MG3 is a popular hatchback equipped with a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre engine. Although the MG3 is produced by SAIC in China, final assembly of the car takes place in the UK.
In addition to the Chinese cars, Car Pass owners will receive three new cars in the Forza Horizon 5 Series 4 update. These include the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R (3 February), 1992 Mazda 323 GT-R (17 February), and 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic (24 February).
Horizon World Cup
Forza Horizon 5 Series 4 will also host a new competition called the Horizon World Cup.
Drivers in cars representing France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US will compete in Weekly Challenges, Seasonal Championships, and Playground Races. To keep the competition fair, each event has car restrictions. Season 4 rewards include new Horizon World Cup jerseys and car horn sounds.
Forza Horizon 5 Series 4 release date
Forza Horizon 5 Series 4 kicks off next week on 3 February.