Changan Motor Philippines just revealed its lineup of vehicles that will soon be driving around town. After announcing its return to the PH market a few weeks ago, the automaker has released the official specs, features, and starting prices of the Alsvin, CS35 Plus, CS75 Plus, and CS95.
Serving as the entry-level model of Changan's lineup is the Alsvin sedan. Measuring 4390mm long, 1725mm long, and 1490mm tall, the Alsvin is the company's B-segment fighter and is aimed primarily against the likes of the Kia Soluto, Hyundai Reina, Toyota Vios, and Suzuki Ciaz.
Regardless of variant, all models of the Alsvin come with plenty of amenities. These include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and USB, steering wheel audio controls, 12V power outlet, reverse camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Only available on the Platinum are leather upholstery, cruise control, power sunroof, and reverse parking sensors.
There are two engine choices available for the Alsvin. First up is the 1.4-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four which puts out 100 PS and 135 Nm of torque. Next is the more powerful 1.5-liter four-cylinder which is also naturally-aspirated. It makes 107 PS along with 145 Nm of torque. The entry-level version comes with a smaller engine and is mated to a five-speed manual. Meanwhile, the bigger engine is only available on the mid-grade and range-topping Platinum version and has a five-speed wet dual-clutch gearbox.
When it comes to safety, the Alsvin has dual front airbags and anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) available across the board. The electronic stability program, hill-hold control, and the blind-spot view camera are only available on the mid-grade 1.5 and top-spec Platinum.
If you prefer crossovers over sedans, then Changan has three models available for you. The smallest and most affordable is the CS35 Plus. It features a European-inspired look inside and out and packs a turbocharged engine under its hood. Size-wise, the CS35 Plus is 4335mm long, 1825mm wide, and 1660mm tall.
It only comes in one variant but has plenty on offer. It has a wide 10-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, 4-inch digital instrument panel, automatic climate control with rear vents and N95-grade filter, panoramic sunroof, full-leather upholstery, projector halogens, 18-inch alloy wheels, remote engine start, cruise control, reverse camera with parking sensors, and TPMS.
Powering the CS35 Plus is a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four with direct injection. It makes 158 PS at 5500 rpm, along with 230 Nm of torque at 1500 – 4500 rpm. Power is then to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with sport mode.
Not only does it come with plenty of features, but the CS35 Plus also has lots of safety kit. It gets six airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, blind-spot camera, hill-hold, and hill-descent control, and speed-sensing door locks.
Next on the list is the sportiest crossover of the lot, the CS75 Plus. Unlike the CS35's European-inspired design, the CS75 Plus has a more aggressive and sporty design that appears to have been inspired by Japanese models. From its massive front grille, angular LED headlights and taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as its swoopy profile, the CS75Plus is a looker. In terms of size, it measures 4690mm long, 1865mm wide, and 1710mm tall.
Its snazzy exterior looks also carry over into the cabin thanks to its red leather upholstery, mix of piano black and faux metal accents, and dual monitor displays. No analog gauges here as the instrument panel makes use of a 7-inch LCD. Meanwhile, the touchscreen infotainment gets a 12-inch display and also comes with Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Other available features inside the CS75 Plus are a power-adjustable driver's seat, steering wheel audio controls, automatic climate control with rear vents, panoramic sunroof, 6-speaker sound system, and remote engine start.
Under the hood, the CS75 Plus has a 1.5-liter turbocharged, direct-injection inline-four. Despite its small size, the engine delivers 178 PS at 5500 rpm and 265 Nm of torque at 1450 – 4500 rpm. Instead of a dual-clutch transmission changing cogs, the CS75 Plus has a traditional six-speed automatic transmission. It also has a selectable driving mode which can be set to Eco, Normal, and Sport.
Like the CS35 Plus, it too comes with a wide array of safety kit. However, the CS75 Plus also get 360-degree panoramic camera, and traction control as standard.
Last but not least is the CS95 which serves as the brand's flagship model. Measuring 4949mm long, 1930mm wide, and 1790mm tall, it's also the biggest of the three crossovers. More importantly, the CS95 is the sole model in the lineup to have three rows of seating.
Its huge size means it also gets a spacious cabin that is filled to the brim with high-tech features. There's 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment, 10.25-inch instrument display, power-adjustable front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, and ventilated/heated seats for the driver and front passenger.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline inline-four powers the CS95. It produces a generous 232 PS at 5000 rpm and an impressive 360 Nm of torque at 1750 – 2500 rpm. Like the CS75 Plus, this one also comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The CS95's list of safety features is similar to that of the CS75 Plus'. But for complete peace of mind, the flagship crossover has front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree panoramic camera, and a lane departure warning.
How much will each model retail for? Changan has yet to release the official price list, but they did mention that the Alsvin will start at less than PhP 540,000. Meanwhile, pricing for the CS35 and CS75 Plus will begin at less than PhP 1 million, and PhP 1,230,000, respectively. Finally, the CS95 will start at around PhP 2,178,000.