More than a year after Changan stepped into the Philippines, the Chinese automaker is now making the first major changes to its lineup with the introduction of the new CS35 Plus facelift. The refresh brings a major redesign, some mechanical upgrades, and significant improvement in terms of tech.
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The most substantial change is with the front fascia. The small horizontal grille with the chrome bits has been replaced with a trapezoidal grille with a blacked-out finish that now takes up most of the space up front, ditching the slim grille of the pre-facelift model. The headlights are now thinner with a much more aggressive look. The fog lamps are now also bigger with more black and red accents on the front end. The taillights have been reworked as well, to match the headlights up front, and it now spans the entire width of the vehicle.
Exterior of Changan CS35 Plus facelift in Philippines
The updated CS35 Plus gets an improved powertrain under the hood, which comes in form of 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine that generates 158hp of power and 260Nm of torque and comes paired to a 7-speed wet DCT. Changan says the subcompact crossover also has a newly tuned suspension that promises a smoother ride than before.
Interior of new Changan CS35 Plus
The CS35 Plus is equipped with a wide range of extra features. A 10-inch infotainment system, a smart keyless entry system with push-to-start ignition, a built-in wireless charging pad, remote engine start, and a tire-pressure monitoring system all come as standard. Top-spec variants get an added power liftgate. Mid- and top-spec variants are available with adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function, autonomous emergency braking with front-collision warning, a 360-degree-view camera, and a panoramic sunroof.
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The 2022 Changan CS35 Plus is priced at P898,000 (PKR 31.98 lac) for base Lite variant, the mid-spec Hype version costs P969,000 (PKR 34.51 lac) whereas the top-spec Luxe is priced at P999,000 (PKR 35.58 lac).
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