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August 24, 2023

Changan CS55 Plus: Reinventing The Filipino Driving Experience

Oftentimes, when car manufacturers speak of the future, there is a notion that it is yet another brand jumping on the tech bandwagon or presenting a roadmap that is a few years down the line. With Changan Motors, the future is here and now — and there is no better time to flex its muscles in the Philippine automotive scene.

At the recently concluded Manila International Show a few months back, Changan showcased its line of passenger vehicles. Each one of these models were centered around Changan’s signature design philosophy, the Vision-V, an umbrella concept that surrounds the Changan “V” logo. It stands for Vision, Value, Vitality, Variety, and Velocity. By all accounts, Vision-V was created as a foundation to empower motorists in ways that would reinvent and elevate their daily driving experience.

The highlight product that represents this innovative synergy between world-class design and intuitive technology is the all-new Changan CS55 Plus. The CS55 Plus serves as the brand’s entry point and most formidable contender into the space of Smart Mobility as it moves in the direction of offering sustainable, green technology that is attainable for the Filipino motorist.

By looks alone, you can tell that Changan is out to become a force in the industry. Upfront, it has a large parametric-inspired lattice work on the grille that showcases an interplay of light and shadow for a dynamic 3D effect, giving it a unique structural design. The grille cleanly connects to the headlights, lower air intakes, and automatic LED headlights, giving it an avant-garde appearance. The CS55 Plus sits on 19-inch alloy wheels that are complemented by a Leaping Wave Body Design, giving it an elegant, elongated silhouette.

At the rear, it has intertwined LED brake lights and ring-shaped taillights, creating an image of vitality and vigor. These are complemented by a powerful rear spoiler and sporty chrome seal exhaust tips that are built into the bumper.

For the next generation motorist, however, the action is found on the inside. Changan Motors is known for investing heavily on research and development; from in-cabin comfort details to user technology. For the Changan CS55 Plus, the hype is real, beginning with the interior cabin’s incredibly modern layout that is perfect for the aesthetically-discerning individual.

The interior is tastefully designed, with driver and passenger comfort at the forefront. The cabin holds premium leather seating, with a 6-way power seat for the driver and 4-way power seat for the passenger. The automatic tropicalized climate control system has a built-in ion generator with a PM 0.1 air filter for added health benefit.

Today’s car owner puts a premium on creative technology, one that is functional, yet offers up-to-the-minute on-road entertainment. The Changan CS55 Plus is equipped with a state-of-the-art infotainment system that includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and EasyConnection mirroring for Android. For those who like it slightly old school, standard wireless Bluetooth connectivity is also available.

In addition to wireless access, music aficionados who take their sound seriously can expect an exceptional in-cabin listening experience. The CS55 Plus is fitted with a full Pioneer Premium Audio System set-up, ready for just about any playlist that you feel like at any given time.

More than its looks, what sets the Changan CS55 Plus apart is its driving performance and functionality. It runs on a 1.5-liter turbocharged BlueCore NE engine, with a 7-speed wet-type DCT. This combination delivers an output of 188 PS and maximum torque of 300Nm, enough to rival the competition.

With safety as one of its core priorities, the Changan CS55 Plus is proud to host a wide range of features that are installed specifically to keep your journey as smooth-sailing as possible. The CS55 Plus is equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), such as the Autonomous Emergency Braking with Front Collision Warning, Integrated-Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function, Traffic-Jam Assist, and Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist — among others.

The Changan CS55 Plus also features a Surround View System with a 540-degree camera view and a unique HD Driver Recording System, which compensates the need for a dash cam.

Changan Motors is set to raise the bar in delivering world-class, high-performing vehicles at an attainable price. With the CS55 Plus, it is only the beginning.

Words by Gen Tiu
Photos by Jose Nicolas Calanoc
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