Changan has released the official photos of the CS35 Plus crossover SUV ahead of its official debut at the upcoming Chengdu Auto Show which will open its curtains on 31st of August 2018. The CS35 Plus is scheduled to be launched in China by October 2018 and will begin reaching international markets thereafter.
The CS35 Plus is a huge leap forward compared to the existing CS35 crossover, 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. It features 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.
The new Changan CS35 Plus measures 4335/1825/1660mm having a wheelbase of 2600mm. It gets powered by a 1.6 liter naturally aspirated engine with a maximum output 128hp mated to 6-speed automatic (Aisin) transmission.
The Changan CS35 has been on sale since more than 6 years now and although it has done well in terms of sales during all these years, selling more than 750,000 units in China, 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.
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