The Changan CS35 Plus proved its clout on the road in terms of engine power and fuel efficiency at a recently concluded 122-day, 100,000-kilometer endurance test conducted on various terrains and under different driving conditions.
The endurance challenge commenced in Laguna with a static and dynamic test on a flat road with the engine running 24/7, averaging 40 kilometers a day for 10 days straight on different premium unleaded fuels. This was followed by a day-long fuel consumption test from Calamba City to Baguio City, where Changan’s best-selling subcompact SUV took on combined highway and city driving, and the requisite uphill climb.
The test culminated with the CS35 Plus braving rough and uneven road surfaces from Calamba City to Batangas City, running 1,000-20,000 km on the first leg and 20,000-100,000 km on the second leg, travelling an average of 820 km a day and receiving standard periodic maintenance every 10,000 km.
After completing 100,000 km of endurance testing, the CS35 Plus emerged unscathed and in excellent driving condition. The 24/7 Laguna run witnessed the unfaltering stability of the CS35’s engine through 122 days of running at a sustained speed, while the Baguio run proved its fuel efficiency at 14.6 km/L.
These new results bolster the glowing feedback that Changan CS35 Plus has been receiving globally. It ranked the highest in meeting evolving consumer demand in the crossover segment in the 2020 J.D. Power China Initial Quality Study (IQS) and the 2020 J.D. Power China Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
While the power, stability, reliability, and fuel efficiency of the Changan 1.5T BlueCore high pressure direct injection engine, which is at the heart of every Changan vehicle, recently broke the Guinness World Record’s “Longest Live Video Broadcasting” challenge with the engine running non-stop, live and online, for more than 250 hours at a sustained speed of 5500 rpm.
“We take pride in the rigorous testing that our vehicles undergo. The CS35 Plus already passed the standard rigorous testing that Changan’s global R&D team subjected it to. Our local endurance test run now verifies its excellent quality and fuel efficiency,” affirmed Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, President and CEO of Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI), the official Philippine distributor of Changan vehicles.
Changan boasts of two “magic weapons” for quality assurance: the Changan Automobile Product Development System (CA-PDS) and the Changan Automobile Test and Verification System (CA-TVS). CA-PDS covers product life cycle and accurately guides the Changan product development team to meet customer demands. CA-TVS ensures durability and performance by subjecting every new vehicle to more than 12,400 tests in 16 areas, including parts verification, system matching, and complete vehicle level, totaling 4,000,000 km of punishing driving conditions. Product testing takes place at the sprawling Chongqing R&D base which houses the Changan Automobile Comprehensive Test Field, one of the most accurate of its kind in Asia.