Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI) has finally launched the facelifted CS 35 Plus, about a year after making its debut in China. The 2022 Changan CS 35 Plus comes with a slight exterior nip-and-tuck, along with tech upgrades to keep this subcompact crossover SUV competitive amid stiff competition.
Easily noticeable is the new front end, which is now similar to the CS 75 Plus. The grille has been enlarged and it now comes with a mesh pattern. The LED park lights extend all the way to the Changan emblem, while the lower fascia now has a red strip that connects the foglights on each end on higher variants. Changes to the rear end are more minor, and this is limited to newly-designed full-width LED taillights.
The interior of the 2022 Changan CS 35 Plus has also been redesigned, and it now comes with a new 7-inch digital gauge cluster on the Hype trim and above, along with a new design for the automatic climate control. Also new is a powered tailgate on the top trim Luxe, along with a new 10-inch touch screen infotainment system with Bluetooth on all variants, but it has no Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other available features include rear aircon vents and even a panoramic sunroof beginning with the Hype variant.
The new 2022 Changan CS 35 Plus comes with a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 160 hp and 260 Nm of torque. This drives the front wheels via a wet seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Changan also packed the CS 35 Plus with probably the most comprehensive list of standard safety features in the class. Dual SRS airbags, hill start assist, hill descent control, blind spot camera, 360-degree camera, rear parking sensors, and tire pressure monitoring system come as standard on the base Lite. Splurging for the mid-trim Hype gives you six airbags and automatic emergency braking. Lastly, the top trim Luxe gets you radar-guided adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, the first one in the class to have this feature. And no, the Ford Territory is a segment higher because it’s already a compact SUV, so its adaptive cruise control does not count.
The 2022 Changan CS 35 Plus is now on sale across all dealers nationwide with the following prices:
- CS35 Plus Lite: P898,000
- CS35 Plus Hype: P969,000
- CS35 Plus Luxe: P999,000