Things have been looking up for the recovering Chinese auto industry. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) projects vehicle sales “to rise by around 4 percent to 26.3 million vehicles in 2021, thanks to supportive government policies.” Greatly contributing to this winning performance are the fiercely competitive domestic brands like Changan Automobile, counted among China’s Top 4 auto giants, which started the year strongly as the country’s best-selling domestic brand. Changan notably closed 2020 with over 1.5 million units sold.
In February 2021, sales volume of the Changan brand passenger vehicles alone totaled 103,894 units (YOY), up by a whopping 621% from the same period last year. Volume drivers include the members of the Changan “Blue Core Champion Family”: the CS75 Plus 5-seat SUV, highly acclaimed for its game-changing fusion of style and tech; continues to exceed 30,000 units’ month-on-month and the best-selling “interactive and social” CS35 Plus subcompact SUV ended February with 7,023 unit sales.
Changan’s Top 5 best-selling vehicles, the Alsvin subcompact sedan, the CS35 Plus, The CS75 Plus, the CS95 full-sized SUV, and the Eado EV460 finally hit Philippine shores last November 2020, courtesy of exclusive distributor Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI).
“Seeing how the CS35 Plus and CS75 Plus are performing in our neighboring markets, we are optimistic that our top 5 models will generate the same interest and demand on our shores, and so set the industry on the course to recovery,” said CMPI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo.