This is not the first time that the Changan brand entered the Philippine market. First debuting in July 2019, Changan Philippines was launched under Berjaya Auto Asia, the same company that also handles SsangYong and Mazda. That same brand rebranded itself into Kaicene earlier this year, and they’ll be responsible for Changa’s commercial vehicles. From the same team that’s handling Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), Changan’s passenger car division is making its debut in the Philippines under Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI).
CMPI is led by Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, who also handles Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI). With the executive’s experience in handling Hyundai, Changan is definitely in good hands in making its mark in the Philippine automotive industry. CMPI is going to offer five models initially, one of which is an electric vehicle (EV).
The Changan range kicks off with the Alsvin, which is a subcompact sedan. The Alsvin features a number of tech features at a very affordable price tag. Some of these features include projector halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights, a 7-inch touch screen, sunroof, among others. This car is squarely aiming at the likes of the Toyota Vios or the MG 5. Under the Alsvin’s hood is either 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 100 hp and 130 Nm or a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 107 hp and 145 Nm. The smaller engine gets a manual transmission, while the 1.5-liter engine features a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
Next in line is the CS35 Plus. Reflecting increased consumer interest towards crossover SUVs, the CS35 is the brand’s smallest and most affordable SUV. The CS35 Plus subcompact crossover SUV features a striking exterior and interior design. Some of its features include a 360-degree camera, blind spot warning, remote engine start, just to name a few. A 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine resides under the hood of this SUV, and it produces 158 hp and 230 Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed DCT.
For those wanting something even bigger and sportier, there’s the CS75 Plus. The CS75 Plus is packed with a lot of features at a very competitive price tag. These include smart entry and push-button start, panoramic sunroof, lane keeping assist, CN95 air filter, just to name a few. Powering this SUV is a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that produces 178 hp and 265 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed automatic.
Representing the pinnacle of CMPI’s SUV lineup is the CS95. Changan’s flagship 7-seater SUV is packed with a lot of features such as lane keeping assist, panoramic sunroof, fully-digital gauges, a large touch screen infotainment system, just to name a few. This midsize crossover SUV is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that produces 232 hp and 360 Nm, with power being sent through a 6-speed automatic.
Lastly, CMPI is also launching the EADO EV460. This electric sedan has a range of 430 kilometers under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). This car also has the ability to charged from zero to 80 percent in just 50 minutes
Changan Philippines is offering a 5-year/150,000-kilometer warranty on all of its vehicles along with free maintenance for one year or 20,000 kilometers. CMPI is also proud to announce its 60-minute preventive maintenance guarantee, along with CAIA, a 24/7 chatbot for aftersales and parts queries.
The Chinese automaker will make its official public launch on November 26, 2020, along with the reveal of the full specs and prices of its initial vehicle lineup.