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November 20, 2023

Changan CS35 Plus And CS55 Plus: Raising The Compact SUV Bar

Being one step ahead of the game is what gives a brand the leverage to succeed. Changan Auto goes further, mastering the basics and setting the foundations, then breaking that glass ceiling to not only meet the needs of its customers, but also to exceed what is expected. With a legacy spanning more than 160 years and a formidable portfolio under its belt, Changan Auto has proven time and again that it is a brand committed to delivering the most diverse, reliable, and highly advanced products. Changan Auto is constantly evolving, diversifying with continuous research and development, to meet the needs of an ever-changing market.

With this philosophy in mind, Changan’s official launch in the Philippines brings with it a line-up that is chosen specifically for the modern, practical Filipino. In recent times and with a plethora of options available, Filipinos have become wiser and more discerning, especially when it comes to choosing a vehicle that will not only become a daily commute, but will ultimately support his entire lifestyle.

Changan Auto understands this, introducing two new crossovers that are designed for the active, modern-day individual that thrives on the pulse of the city and is inspired by the distinct beat of adventure.

Changan CS35 Plus

The Changan CS35 Plus is a stylish crossover that features an up-to-the-minute trendsetting design. It is fresh and practical, perfect as a daily driver and fits just about everything that is needed for multifaceted, professional multitasker. It is built with a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine under the hood that is mated to a 7-speed wet-type dual-clutch transmission. This delivers an output of 158 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque.

The CS35 Plus comes in just the right size for the city-dweller, sitting atop 18-inch alloy wheels. It features a classic silhouette that is modern and sporty, exuding boldness with a colored contrasting detail that runs above the front bumper and along the side body. It is built with a powerful front grille that is framed by narrow, slim-style LED headlamps and a unique hammer-shaped daytime running lights with positioning lamps. A key highlight is the presence of a sunroof for that outdoor experience.

The interior cabin of the Changan CS35 Plus is designed for a premium experience — a reminder that comfort is in the details. The CS35 Plus features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and adjustable, ergonomic leather seats. The dashboard and console house a practical, easy-to-use layout of the basics, from climate control to the center cupholders and storage compartments. Its seating and legroom are generous, answering the market’s demand for a vehicle that can accommodate family or barkada road trips.

With technology being a forefront in Changan’s engineering, the CS35 Plus is equipped with features that make city driving safer and more convenient. Right on the dashboard is a 10-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system that is equipped with wireless connectivity via Bluetooth, as well as wired connection via USB and Smartphone Mirroring. There are also options for smartphone charging, either through cable connection or the standard wireless charging pad, giving the driver and passenger several ways to stay connected – whenever and wherever!

Safety features of the Changan CS35 Plus include an Around-view Camera, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Deep Sea Silence Technology, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Front Collision Warning, among others.

With all the great features packed into the Changan CS35 Plus, it is the compact SUV of today that offers just the right combination of value and function. Superior driving performance, modernized interior, and a premium on safety, the CS35 Plus is a car that connects with its market for every journey.

Changan CS55 Plus

The Changan CS55 Plus has it all. From the onset, it defines fashionable styling and understated luxury. The Changan CS55 Plus is built with a 1.5-liter Blue Core TGDi Engine, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This combination produces 185 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.

Slightly larger than the CS35 Plus, it is designed to make a statement. It sits on 19-inch alloy wheels, with a sleek silhouette that has a curvature that depicts movement and fluidity, ending at a proud, powerful front face that is framed by narrow LED headlights and daytime running lights. Its body has a subtle color contrast detail that gives it a sophisticated character. This time, the CS55 Plus features an Electronic Panoramic Sunroof as standard, with rain-sensing function.

The Changan CS55 Plus features luxury at its finest. The interior cabin is finished in a combination of materials that offers an upscale look and feel, in a two-tone beige and black colorway. It features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and full leather seating that is 6-way adjustable for the driver and 4-way for the passenger. The cabin is equipped with cupholders and stowage compartments, a rear seat center armrest, and a wireless charging pad. The backseat also has generous legroom, perfect for family outings and larger gatherings.

The interior cabin design puts the Changan CS55 Plus at the forefront of providing the most comfortable riding experience with all the conveniences that benefit both driver and passenger. It is created for a luxurious ambiance all the way to the rear of the vehicle, taking into account the needs of every passenger.

For the tech-savvy, the Changan CS55 Plus is fitted with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display. While it has the basic connectivity features, such as USB and Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now also comes as standards. To further upgrade the in-cabin experience, the CS55 Plus is equipped with Pioneer Premium Speakers for overall musical enjoyment.

The Changan CS55 Plus understands how the market has become multifaceted and is faced with the demands of work and life. It offers an experience that makes every journey as enjoyable and relaxing as possible, while staying seamlessly connected to what is most important.

Safety plays a significant role in the Changan CS55 Plus. Apart from the standard front and side airbags, the CS55 Plus has an internal Automatic Aircon PM01 Air Filter Ion Generator, providing a healthier environment for the cabin. To help monitor surroundings, the CS55 Plus has a 360-degree Panoramic Camera with High-Definition Driver Recorder. It also features Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traction Control System, and Hill Hold Control, among others.

The Changan CS35 Plus and CS55 Plus are available for viewing at the nearest Changan Auto dealership. Take advantage of the best down payment and monthly payment offers, with the CS35 Plus going for as low as P 9,939 per month and the CS55 Plus at P 9,969 per month. This includes FREE Chattel Mortgage Fee and LTO Registration.

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Words by Gen Tiu
Photos by Jose Nicolas Calanoc
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