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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Changan CS35 Plus Owners Talk About Ownership Experience


Barely two years in the market, the Changan CS35 Plus has proven to be a big seller for the fledging automaker. With its balance of style, functionality, and convenience, owners are certainly happy to talk about how this crossover just works for them.

“It’s product of excellence. I have been driving it for two years and I still feel proud. Hindi siya nakakasawang i-drive,” quips Jay Clemente, an IT professional who’s been driving his CS35 Plus for two years now. He first spotted it while having another car serviced at a dealership that happens to carry Changan.

“I knew nothing about the brand (but) the aesthetic quality of the exterior and interior amazed me. I asked more about it… I took the risk and up till now it still amazes me, my family, and friends…. The driving’s really great, the aesthetic value of the exterior, the interiors. And the infotainment. Sound system is my No. 1 factor for considering a car and having a silent cabin while driving is really a good experience every time.”


“Simpleng tao lang ako pero pag pumasok ako sa CS35 Plus, feel ko, mayaman ako,” says Mark Banayad, who discovered the crossover at the Manila International Auto Show. The performance impressed him, but more so the price.

“How did Changan manage to pack in all those features at that price?” he still asks himself. After reading more about the brand, he decided that it was worth investing in. He got a CS35 Plus Luxe in Draco Red for his family to enjoy while maintaining his older car for business use.

“Napa-wow ako sa engine performance. Buong buo ang feeling niya. You can overtake those long trucks, the 10 wheelers, hindi ka kakabahan. Naipasok nila ang Adaptive Cruise Control, AEB, digital cluster, panoramic sunroof—all those hi-tech features which you get in cars worth five million, up. So, why not Changan? Sulit sa pera yung comfort at excitement na ibibigay niya,” continues Mark.


For his part, Athan Alonzo, also an IT practitioner, was already considering another car brand when he stumbled across the CS35 Plus. Today he boasts of being the first owner of the new Changan CS35 Plus Luxe in the country. And he can’t stop raving.

“I like best the DRL lights and tail lights—sobrang pogi. Pormado siya. Ang interiors, malaki. Sobrang packed ng features. Super smooth ang performance. Ang upuan, parang nakaupo ka sa yayamaning couch. Sulit! At first, normal lang ang malakas sa gas consumption but over time tumitipid, lalo na noong nag first PMS, lalo siyang tumipid, lalong gumanda ang takbo,” Athan said. “The CS35 Plus is a great option. Sulit ang pera mo, busog ka pa sa features. Wala ka nang hahanapin, wala kang babaguhin.”

Jay, Mark, and Athan are members of the growing number of CS35 Plus car clubs in the country. As a fitting shout out for their beloved SUV, the guys organized the very first CS35 Plus joy ride to the rolling hills of Tanay. Athan recalls how their eight-car convoy turned heads. “People were taking photos and sharing with us their pics. Nakakatuwa.” Plans are up for more joy rides in other parts of the country. Proof that Filipino motorists are happily changing mindsets about what the new mobility experience is about.


“Other brands have come ahead of it, pero hindi magpapatalo ang Changan,” Mark enthuses. “Ang comfort at excitement na ibibigay niya when you drive it ay talagang on point.”

And a clincher from Athan: “Malaki ang na-improve ng China sa cars at technology. Give it a chance. Hindi mo malalaman kung hindi mo susubukan. This is my testament as an owner of a CS35 Plus. Great experience. Worth buying. A great option. Sulit ang pera mo, busog ka pa sa features. Wala ka nang hahanapin, wala kang babaguhin.”

32 comments:

  1. Ano raw the infotaintment is good??? Ni wala nga apple carplay and andorid auto. I think its More of brand promotion than talking the real thing

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    1. native advertising, could be.

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    2. Go to the Facebook groups of it for more information
      Owners know it well

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    3. I miss the days when victor torres, keane calimlim and kuchi888 would clash.sigh

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    4. This is true. No Apple CarPlay or Android auto, the only downside I am missing. Owner here. This is probably the only thing you would want more from it

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  2. How about the lane keep assist feature that so annoying it cant be turned off?..

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    1. Ma activate lng lane keep assist if you are driving above 60km/h then hnd din siya may mag trigger if you will use your turning signals and if wlang lane markings hnd din siya mag on.. you can also lower the volume nung warning sound niya..

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    2. Why turn off a safety feature??

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    3. The system keeps pulling the steering wheel unexpectedly. You feel like somethings wrong with the car. It might be even dangerous at times when youre caught off guard.

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    4. Looks like more of a trial and error changan adas. If any one want an adas and can afford it just go for subaru with eyesight or at least honda with sensing

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  3. CS35 Plus is a better alternative to the Raize,Coolray,GS3 and MG ZS
    Popular and best selling vehicle of Changan in the Philippines

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    1. Jerky transmission, hit and miss adas

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  4. I wouldn’t wanna be caught dead driving this

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    1. Better than driving a L300 FB and Toyota Wigo ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    2. You have a big hatred of the Wigo and other Toyota cars. As if you've driven one already.

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  5. Sales of the Changan CS35 Plus is doing very well monthly which is good
    Its a value for money small SUV

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    1. Bakit konti lang nakikita kong Changan CS35 Plus sa daan if it's selling well?

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    2. Maybe they sold 5 units in january just like kingkonchis t cross๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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    3. He never owned any car, nangangarap makabili ng maxus

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  6. We had a change of heart, now going for a Chinese brand 7-seater SUV after an agonizing wait for a 2023 Everest 4x4. With 250hp and 390Nm of torque in a 1.7 ton car, 0 to 100 in 7.5secs, and below 2M, san ka pa?

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    1. Hope you wont regrets it....anyway kudos.

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    2. Pansin ko yung mga may buyers remorse sila yung tahimik. Ayaw umamin na nagkamali.

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  7. I highly trust the posts and feedbacks of Changan CS35 Plus owners on various Changan groups on Facebook rather than reading the negative and troll posts of insecure Wigo,Avanza,Raize and L300 fanatics here who hates Chinese cars

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    1. We trust you more, you knew bitter and you knew everthing

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    2. Article says barely two years in the market pa lang. Walang kwenta pa yung mag testimony ng owners sa ngayon. Balikan natin sila kapag 7 to 8 years na sasakyan nila.

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    3. Yeah they have long been here. Remember the infamous coke tansan chery QQ. And also the geely food panda and haval haval crosswind. But now so far only geely has proven its mettle. For other homegrown china cars, maybe in a decade or two

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  8. Good to see Changan and various Chinese car companies are in the Philippine market now
    Nobody wants to see Philippines become India,North Korea or Pakistan where car buyers only got very limited choices of cars to buy in the market.
    Chinese cars are value for money!

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    1. Never has it been limited, As long as i can remember the phillippines has always been open to any car brands to enter

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    2. Any car brands can always enter ph, we are a democratic country, we practiced fairness, we have freedom of specs, we are not communists.

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  9. Good to see Changan Philippines mostly bring in the Plus variants of their SUVs
    Keep up the great work Changan Philippines ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  10. Good job changan, chery, geely and mg for bringing here updated/latest models๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. All the while maxus and vw keep bringing here old/dated models๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž

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