Chinese manufacturer Changan is taking its first but confident steps in the domestic market. Offered models while 3. In addition to the two previously presented sedans, Changan has brought to Russia an interesting version of the city parquet Changang CS35, which is pinned great hopes on. The whole model range is Changan.
The appearance of the Changan CS35 does not blend in with the Chinese car market, giving the smell of plastic and poor quality assembly. And all because Italian designers have worked hard on the design of the car. Among thousands of other cars on the road, Changan CS35 crossover stands out first of all because of the unusual for Changang radiator grille, which comes right on the hood. The original body design gives the car a stylish, unique design.
Many motorists are surprised that such a nice parquet flooring is produced in China. The headlights are made of large enough headlights, which gives the impression that they are made of huge pieces of rock crystal. Special attention should be paid to the wheel arches and hood with longitudinal ribs and embossings.
The combination of a bumper and a compact air duct with all other elements gives the car a complete look, nothing can be added or removed. The front of the Changan CS35 looks very convincing and solid. The profile of the body differs from other Chinese cars in that all its lines are verified and look elegant.
The harmonious combination of all design elements makes Changan CS35 look holistic, sporty and stylish on all sides. The roof stern connects to the small glass with a powerful rear pillar. For a compact crossover, the use of sixteenth-radius tires is a risky step the company has decided to take. But expectations have completely surpassed themselves.
The back of the parquet flooring looks just as pretty as the front. Large headlights combined with a powerful bumper and fog lights give a certain boldness and confidence. Hardly anybody will decide to cut you off on such a car. By the way, a spoiler is installed on the changan crossover, which cannot but please you. On the territory of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries the success of the Chinese novelty is ensured, its design fully meets the wishes of customers.
Car dimensions are as follows:
- Length 4160 mm;
- Wheelbase 2560 mm;
- Depending on the equipment, the weight of the car may vary from 1345 kg to 1365 kg;
- The trunk volume of 337 litres, if you fold the rear seats, it can be increased to 1251 litres.
If you get on the drive test Changang CS35, be sure to evaluate the carefully executed interior of the car. Of course, only soft plastic and fabric are included in the basic equipment, but in the top one – already good artificial leather. The ergonomics of the front panel is unlikely to be challenged. Specialists in the Chinese car industry have identified similarity of the dashboard, steering wheel with the well-known Mocha Opel.
But the salon itself is naturally much more modest than its German brother. The first thing that is striking is the dashboard illumination, it is blue and does not cut the eyes. The steering wheel is equipped with tides on the rim and can be adjusted only in height. The central control console is quite functional and allows you to control many functions of the car at the touch of a button.
Assembly quality and materials used in a good quality crossover. According to the manufacturer, he uses only those materials that have passed many internal audits of the company and meet all the requirements. The interior uses soft plastic with aluminum inlays, the front panel has minimal gaps. The seats themselves are very comfortable and can be adjusted for human use.
The comfort on the back seat is not so good, but still it is comfortable for two passengers. This is hinted at by the manufacturer himself, who has allocated two seats with seat cushions and headrests. At the sizes of wheelbase slightly more than two and a half meters it is not convincing, that at high height the person will probably rest a little against the front seats with knees.
By the way, the backrest of the rear seats can be folded up and thus the trunk volume can be increased from 337 litres to 1251 litres. Unfortunately, most Russians have a strange stereotype of a Chinese car with an incomprehensible quality of assembly and disgusting interior. So – Changan CS35 breaks such stereotypes and pulls on “Koreans”, if not on “European”, then certainly on “Koreans”. The only drawback is weak noise insulation of the interior. The cost of a car is acceptable and for it the buyer will receive:
- Comfortable seats with side support and a margin of adjustment;
- Qualitative interior assembly;
- Good multimedia;
- Soundproofing, but it still leaves much to be desired.
Although there is only one powertrain for the Changan CS35, the driver can choose between five-stage mechanics or a 4-range automatic. The engine here is a four-cylinder BlueCore, has a capacity of 1.6 liters and a maximum output of 113 hp. It meets Euro-4 standards and is equipped with electronic fuel injection. Depending on the type of gearbox, fuel consumption varies from 6.8 liters per 100 km (mechanics) to 7.2 liters per 100 km (automatic).
Chinese crossover is based on a front-drive platform – there are no other options, even optional. A serious drawback for the novelty with which Changan is going to conquer the Russian market. Changan cs35 technical characteristics do not stand out. If we talk about the dynamics of acceleration, there is nothing special to see. Up to one hundred kilometers per hour the car accelerates in 14 seconds with a manual gearbox and in 15 seconds on the automatic machine. In both variants the maximum speed is limited to 180 km/h.
Two types of this car are available to choose from – with five-stage mechanics or four range automats. All-wheel drive is not provided by the manufacturer, Changan CS35 is available only with front drive. Even as an option, it is not possible to order all-wheel drive, which is a bit strange, given that direct competitors of this Chinese manufacturer offer a much wider choice of drive. Special attention should be paid to the parquet suspension, it is independent and is located on the posts with a stabilizer transverse stability.
At the back is a beam with screw type springs. All wheels are equipped with disc brakes, the front of them are equipped with ventilation. In addition to the above, the car is supported by ABS, BAS, EBD and mechanical parking brake. Electric power steering. According to the owner and those who passed the test drive, the maximum comfort is felt even when driving on a gravel road with potholes. The Changan CS35 is quite confident and well managed. The car does not roll on corners and holds steady.
Safety Changang CS35 is quite acceptable, a lot of options and features allows you to call the car reliable. During the safety tests, Changang showed good results. Automobile is equipped:
- ABS +EBD;
- Children’s Castle
- Sound signal when the seatbelt is not fastened;
- Safety belts with pretensioners;
- Harsh brake assist system;
- Anti-theft system;
- ISOFIX child seat fasteners;
- Rear seatbelts.
Complections and prices
Users have three options at their disposal: Luxe, Comfort and Basic Standard. As an option, the automation system is available in a top-of-the-range version only. As for the standard stuffing, it is represented by 16-inch alloy wheels, height-adjustable seat belts, immobilizer, full-size stock, adjustable steering column and 6-speaker audio system.
It is expected that the greatest demand will be for the Standard version, it is included:
- Driver’s side airbag;
- ABS, EBD, Brake Assist;
- Fabric chair upholstery;
- Height-adjustable steering wheel;
- Multimedia with six speakers;
- Electric window lifters on the front doors.
The cost of the standard version is only 9178 $. The Comfort version will cost 10875 $ and in addition to all the functions of the standard version will be equipped:
- Passenger airbag in the front seat;
- Central lock with remote control;
- Supporting child seats with ISOFIX;
- Rotary repeaters and electric rear-view mirror adjustment;
- Board computer;
- Audio system with support for AUX, USB, CD and all popular music formats;
- Petroleum alloy wheels.
The most expensive equipment is sold at a price of 12666 $ and in addition to all the above has additional side airbags, roof rails, leather steering wheel trim and armchairs with artificial leather. Electric hatch drive, mirrors and more functional steering wheel.
Pluses and minuses
- Good build quality;
- Quality materials;
- The presence of a pallet in the trunk for storing tools and other small things;
- Reliable body with anti-corrosion coating;
- Stylish design;
- Inexpensive cost.
Cons of a car
- Bad noise insulation;
- Lack of many modern systems, e.g. climate control, seat heating;
- Tough suspension for our roads;
- Relatively high fuel consumption for parquet flooring.
We sum up
There’s only one conclusion to be made. A crossover from China, Changang CS35, has all chances to compete with more expensive “non-Chinese”. The price for them starts from 579 000 rubles. Complete sets of cars are quite rich, and the quality of assembly is at a very good level. And the service is not yet clear – the brand is not represented in all regions, so it can only be done by dealers.
We advise you to read the article: History of Changan