Changan has finally revealed details about their upcoming vehicle, the recently teased CS55 Plus. Based on the timeline of the teaser posts and the information drop, it seems the brand couldn’t wait to show off its latest offering.
Changan CS55 Plus exterior
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Let’s start with the looks!
Right off the bat, the CS55 Plus’ ring-shaped daytime running lights (DRL) already catch the eye with their slender elegance that complements the crossover’s overall look. The integrated full LED headlamps complete the look, providing better visibility with nine light sources that cover a longer distance. They’re also equipped with Intelligent High Beam Assist that automatically switches from high to low beams to prevent oncoming vehicles from glare. While the Follow-Me-Home Delay feature keeps the headlights on for a few seconds while the vehicle is parked to help you see your way to your front door.
The stylish tail lights also have Changan’s signature ring treatment that gives the CS55 Plus a striking presence at the rear. A sporty rear spoiler housing a ring-shaped LED High Mount Stop Lamp (HMSL), or a third brake lamp, enhances the CS55 Plus’ look and safety profile, making it more visible, especially at night. The 19-inch alloy wheels sport the ring design as well.
As you make your way inside, the driver’s cockpit looks very futuristic as well. It has a huge dual-screen layout featuring a 10.25-inch LCD digital instrument cluster showing essential driving information and a 12.3-inch touch display infotainment system with smartphone Mirror Link function and Apple Carplay.
It also has an automatic air conditioning system that comes with a PM0.1 air filter and ion generator that keep harmful air pollutants like dust, allergens, and bacteria at bay.
The Changan CS55 Plus also features a 360-degree panoramic camera with an HD Driving Recorder System* that gives a 540-degree virtual view of your immediate road environment and perfectly does away with the regular dash cam. It automatically saves 30 seconds of video to a secure folder when the vehicle brakes suddenly or forcefully. That’s 15 seconds prior to braking and 15 seconds after. Not to mention that the interior also has a 15-watt wireless charging bay, and lastly a panoramic sunroof for those who love the sunlight.
The Changan brand itself is literally a portmanteau of two Chinese words that in English, translate to “lasting safety.” The CS55 Plus is loaded with built-in features that put your safety above all else.
A 6-airbag system is fitted in the CS55 Plus to help cushion the impact of a collision to occupants in the unlikely event of an accident. The Changan Safe-tech System in the CS55 Plus has a host of Smart Active Safety Assistance features.
First off, the Automatic Emergency Brake (AEB) System is equipped with vehicle and pedestrian detection for you to effectively assess the possibility of hitting a car or a pedestrian in front of you. The AEB assists the driver to brake and actively applies stronger brake force if it senses insufficient brake force. Complementing the AEB is the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System that warns the driver of an impending collision by detecting slowly moving cars or large barriers in front.
Next, the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) work hand-in-hand to prevent you from aggressively switching lanes. Up next is the Integrated Adaptive Cruise Control (IACC) with Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) for help. The IACC is equipped with Stop and Go function that lets your vehicle run safely based on the speed you set, and automatically slows down to a halt if the vehicle in front stops. It moves again if the vehicle in front moves or changes lanes.
The CS55 Plus is powered by a 1.5-liter Blue Core Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection (TGDi) that puts out a healthy 188 PS and 300 Nm of torque. The engine is then paired to a 7-speed wet-type shift-by-wire Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
Price and Variants
Here’s where it gets interesting, the Changan CS55 Plus 3 variants that are very competitively priced at:
1.5L 7DCT Lite: PHP 1,179,000
1.5L 7DCT Hype: PHP 1,283,000
1.5L 7DCT Luxe: PHP 1,373,000
The CS55 Plus is covered by the Changan 5-Year or 150,000km warranty and is available in Black Pearl, Fantasy Gray, White Knight, or SuperNova Red.