Chinese automaker Changan has launched the new CS35 Plus Crossover SUV in China.
The original CS35, which was also Changan’s first-ever SUV, has been on sale since more than 6 years now. Although it has done well in terms of sales during all these years, selling more than 750,000 units in China, but it has now started to lose its market share. The new Changan CS35 Plus with all the improvements is expected to become even more popular.
The CS35 Plus is a huge leap forward compared to the existing CS35, adapting a completely new and dynamic design language. The front adopts a narrow strip front grille design and is connected with the polygonal headlights on both sides, matching the front bumper shape, making the new car look wider yet masculine. The three thin strips of chrome trim, including the front grille and front bumper, further add to the exquisiteness of the new CS35 Plus.
At the side, the CS35 Plus has an overall square-ish shape, the horizontal waist line and the square wheel arches highlight a good sense of style. The suspended roof design and new star shaped rims also amplifies the look of the vehicle. The rear end features new connect tail lamps, chrome-plated trim around the bumper, skid plates, back wiper, roof spoiler and hidden tail pipe.
The interior is as impressive as the exterior, featuring a 3-color scheme (beige/ brown/ black) with leather seats, flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, engine start stop button and 10.25 inch touchscreen multimedia infotainment system. It also features intelligent Tencent Car Connect System with integrated voice commands function, while all the functions of the vehicle including air-condition operations are controlled by touch panels.
On the safety forefront, the CS35 Plus gets airbags, traction control system, ESP body stability control system, ramp start assist system, tire pressure monitoring, etc. are standard for the whole system. The high-equipped models also have 360° panoramic image system, blind zone monitoring, parking sensor, ACC adaptive cruise. , steep slopes and so on.
Measuring 4335/1825/1660mm having a wheelbase of 2600mm, the new CS35 Plus gets powered by a Changan’s self developed Blue Core 1.6 liter naturally aspirated direct injection (GDI) engine with a maximum output 128hp and peak torque of up to 210Nm, mated to either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic (Aisin) transmission.
The CS35 Plus is priced from 69,900 yuan (PKR 14.01 lac) for the base version to up to 104,900 yuan (PKR 21.02 lac) for the flagship variant. Fore more CS35 Plus images, visit:
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