Late last year, Changan officially returned to the Philippines, bringing models consisting of a sedan, crossovers, and even an electric vehicle. But over in China, one of the launch models recently received a makeover – the CS35 Plus.
The new design of the CS35 Plus certainly gives the crossover a more modern touch. It now adopts a more aggressive face similar to that of its larger sibling – the CS75 Plus. The front end features slim headlights connected by an LED bar. The grille is now more prominent, extending to the lower half of the bumper. A bright red trim adds contrast and separates the grille from the lower air intake. Noticeably, the faux skid plates were removed.
While the front end of the CS35 Plus received a major makeover, no changes are seen on the side apart from new wheels. At the rear, Changan only updated the taillight design, giving a cleaner, one-piece look.
Inside, the differences are night and day. Gone is the old layout of the dashboard, and in its place is a more upscale look akin to the CS75 Plus. The CS35 Plus now features a dual-screen arrangement. A nine-inch instrument cluster sits in front of the driver, and a floating 10.25-inch infotainment system is front and center. The HVAC controls are now below the center air vents for a cleaner look. Changan also updated the steering wheel with a more stylish 3-spoke unit.
Under the hood sits the same 1.4-liter engine, producing 162 PS (119 kW) and 260 Nm torque. It's a small bump considering the current model sold in the Philippines packs 158 PS and 230 Nm torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
With Changan Philippines offering the CS35 Plus locally, it will only be a matter of time before the refreshed CS35 Plus arrives in the country.