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November 11, 2022

2023 Changan CS55 Plus Brings Fight To Territory, Coolray With P 1.179M Price Tag (w/ Specs)

Changan Motor Philippines closes 2022 with the launch of their all-new compact SUV: the CS55 Plus.

Featuring the latest Changan ring-shape design, the CS55 Plus gains a large grille with a parametric-inspired latticework insert and slender full LED headlights with daytime running lights. At each corner are 19-inch alloy wheels shod with 225/55R19 tires, while at the back is the split-type high-mount stop lamp and twin chrome tip exhausts built into the bumper.

The sporty vibe of the CS55 Plus is backed up by the 1.5-liter Blue Core NE engine that powers it. With the help of turbocharging and direct injection, it makes a peak power of 188 horsepower and 300 Nm from as low as 1,500 rpm. Blue Core technology also signifies three key technologies that promote fuel efficiency: high-pressure direct injection, advanced thermal management, and low friction technology. Mated to the engine is a 7-speed wet-type dual clutch transmission with three driver selectable modes: Normal, Eco, and Sport.

A four-wheel independent suspension with front MacPherson Struts and rear multi-links promotes a comfortable, yet stable ride whatever the road condition be it urban or highway.

Inside, the CS55 Plus opens to a futuristic-looking cockpit with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster for the driver and a 12.3-inch touchscreen-based infotainment system with smartphone mirroring and Apple CarPlay. The infotainment system also features a 6-speaker Pioneer premium sound system as well as a built-in 360-degree camera and 540-degree HD Driving Recorder System (dashcam). The integrated dashcam records 30 seconds of footage when the vehicle brakes suddenly (15 seconds prior to braking and 15 seconds after). Other features include a high-efficiency air filtration system, a 15-watt wireless device charger, and even a panoramic sunroof.

Of course, Changan didn’t forget the basics with the CS55 Plus and here, it comes with 29 storage places. The luggage space is already plenty at 475 liters, but can grow up to 1,415 liters with the rear seats folded. A power tailgate is also available.

Built with a frame that boasts of 60 percent high-strength steel, the CS55 Plus offers a strong and durable body. More than that, it comes with a full suite of airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, and tire pressure sensors. It also comes with Changan’s very own smart active safety system: Safe-tech. Safe-Tech bundles technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist.

The 2023 Changan CS55 Plus comes in Black Pearl, Fantasy Gray, White Knight, and Supernova Red. It comes in three variants: Lite, Hype, and Luxe at the following prices inclusive of a 5-year or 150,000-kilometer warranty:
  • CS55 Plus 1.5 7DCT Lite – P 1,179,000
  • CS55 Plus 1.5 7DCT Hype – P 1,283,000
  • CS55 Plus 1.5 7DCT Luxe – P 1,373,000

2023 Changan CS55 Plus Specifications

Changan CS55 Plus Dimensions & Weights
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Wheelbase: 2,656 mm
  • Overall Length: 4,515 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,865 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,680 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 171 mm
  • Turning Radius: 5.5 m
  • Curb Weight: 1,445 to 1,460 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1,835 kg
  • Luggage Volume: 475 liters to 1,415 liters
Changan CS55 Plus Engine & Transmission
  • Model: Blue Core NE15 TGDi
  • Displacement: 1.5 liters
  • Maximum Power: 188 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 300 Nm @ 1,500 to 4,000 rpm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 liters
  • Transmission: 7DCT, Shift-by-Wire, Sport/Eco/Normal Mode
  • Drive: 2WD, FF
Changan CS55 Plus Steering
  • Power Mode: Eco, Normal, Sport
  • Material: Leather-Wrapped
  • Adjustment: Tilt/Telescopic
Changan CS55 Plus Suspension and Tires
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Multi-link
  • Front Brakes: Vented Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Disc
  • Tires & Wheels: 225/55 R19
  • Spare: T125/80R17
Changan CS55 Plus Exterior Features
  • LED Headlight w/ Follow Me Home, Turn-Off Reminder
  • Automatic Headlight (Hype, Luxe)
  • Intelligent High Beam (Luxe)
  • LED Taillights
  • LED Position Lights
  • LED High Brake Light
  • LED Side Mirror-Mounted Turn Signal
  • Heated, Power Folding Side Mirror (Hype, Luxe)
  • One-Touch Up/Down Power Windows
  • Body-Colored Door Handles w/ Touch-Activated Lock/Unlock
  • Rear Defogger
  • Roof Rails
  • Sunroof (Lite)
  • Panoramic Sunroof, w/ Anti-Pinch, Rain-Sensing (Hype, Luxe)
  • Frameless Wipers
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers (Hype, Luxe)
  • Power Tailgate w/ Memory Setting (Luxe)
  • Rear Fog Light
  • Chrome Tip Twin Exhaust Design
Changan CS55 Plus Interior Features
  • Leather Seats
  • 6-way Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Electric
  • 4-way Adjustable Front Passenger Seat, Manual (Lite), Electric (Hype, Luxe)
  • 10-inch Coded Instrument Cluster (Lite), 10-inch Fully Digital Instrument Cluster (Hype, Luxe)
  • Adjustable Backlight Brightness
  • Chrome Plated + Leather Shift Handle
  • Center Armrest
  • Rear Center Armrest w/ Cup Holder
  • Automatic Climate Control, w/ Ion Generator (Hype, Luxe)
  • 4-Speaker System (Lite), 6-Speaker Pioneer Premium (Hype, Luxe)
  • 10.25-inch Infotainment (Lite), 12.3-inch Infotainment (Hype, Luxe)
  • MirrorLink
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 15-watt Wireless Device Charging (Luxe)
  • USB Charging Port, Rear x 2
  • Grab Handles x 3
  • Reverse Camera
  • Blind Spot Camera
  • 360-degree Camera, w/ HD Recorder (Hype, Luxe)
  • Voice Control
Changan CS55 Plus Safety & Security
  • ABS w/ EBD
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Traction Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Roll Over Mitigation
  • 4 SRS Airbags (Lite), 6 SRS Airbags (Hype, Luxe)
  • Speed-Sensing Door Locks
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Smart Key
  • Remote Engine Start (Luxe)
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
  • Immobilizer
Changan CS55 Plus Safe-Tech System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go Feature (Hype, Luxe)
  • Integrated Adaptive Cruise Control (Luxe)
  • Lane Departure Warning (Hype, Luxe)
  • Lane Keep Assist (Luxe)
  • Forward Collision Warning (Hype, Luxe)
  • Traffic Jam Assist (Luxe)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking, Car (Hype), Car & Pedestrian (Luxe)


  1. CMPI positioned the pricing of the CS55 Plus to compete with the Coolray,MG HS,Territory,HR-V S and Kicks..Pretty sure It'll sell well just like the CS35 Plus and Alsvin.

  2. excited for the review even though im not gonna buy one

    1. Sir uly Which has better dual clutch, changan or geely?

    2. Dual clutch and a turbo engine in a Chinese car is a ticking time bomb...

  3. All Chinese Cars are very good in all departments but the main problems are the availability of Spare parts and resale value in the Long ran and hard to find buyers after time to let it go.

    1. China cars homegrown engines and transmissions are not yet in par with japs in terms of reliability and durability, except maybe geely.

    2. Fake news!Engines of Chinese cars are much better now.


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