Changan has unveiled the CS85 Coupe SUV at the 2018 Guangzhou Auto Show. Coupe SUVs are increasingly becoming popular in major markets across the globe and automakers are rapidly adding these Coupe SUVs to their portfolio.
The front fascia is unmistakably Changan, well harmonized with the modern range of their models such as the Raeton & Eado sedans and hatchbacks, however this face has been applied to an SUV for the first time. The large chrome trim strips with full LED headlights make the CS85 look quite aggressive.
The side profile uses a clear slip-back style, combined with the shark fins on the roof to create a strong sense of movement. At the rear, the taillights are connected to each other by a chromic strip, with Changan emblem on top of the boot lid. Reflectors on either side of the bumpers and twin exhausts are other highlights of the CS85.
For the first time we get to see the interior of CS85 which is impressive and of high quality. A high center console sits between the front seats having a modern gear lever, electric parking brake and engine start/ stop button and other control buttons. There is a three-spoke multi-function flat-bottom steering wheel, a large-size central control LCD screen, and a . In addition there are leather seats, and the rear air-conditioning vents to further enhance the ride comfort.
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In terms of dimensions, the Changan CS85 measures 4720/1845/1665mm and has a wheelbase of 2705mm. There are two engines on offer: a 1.5 liter turbo with 178 hp and a 2.0 liter turbo with 233 hp, paired to a 6-speed manual and 8-speed Aisin automatic gearbox.
The Changan CS85 will be positioned between the Changan CS75 and CS95 SUVs and will be launched in Chinese car market in Q1, 2019. Reportedly the company is also working on to launch a flagship Coupe SUV, which will be positioned above the CS95. Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more updates.
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