There’s no denying the popularity of subcompact crossovers these days. Almost every carmaker has one in its line-up, catering to to buyers looking for something modern, connected, and still somewhat practical. As if there aren’t a dizzying array of choices out there, here comes Changan with its CS35 Plus.
Brought into the country by Changan Motors Philippines, the CS35 Plus seems to be just as connected and modern as the next crossover. Yet this one boasts premium leather seating and soft touch materials in its 5-seater cabin. Occupants need not worry about being left behind by the world with the infotainment touchscreen with Easy Connection system that makes pairing a mobile device a cinch.
Under the hood is a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline mill with 158bhp and 173lb-ft, mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. One even gets goodies like Remote Engine Start that allows the driver to turn on the engine and air-conditioning before stepping into the vehicle.
Speaking of the air-conditioning, it is of the automatic climate control type and is fitted with a PM0.1 filter that is said to remove up to 97 percent of impurities and bacteria to keep the cabin air clean and fresh.
This penchant for occupants’ well-being is complemented by a plethora of safety gear that is made up of of 6 SRS airbags. Blind Spot Camera and Monitor, Hill Hold Control. Hill Descent Control, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Parking Brake, and Reverse Camera with Reverse Sensors.
All this is wrapped in a stylish package enhanced by a panoramic sunroof, a rear spoiler, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Changan CS35 Plus 1.4L 7-sepeed DCT is now available at your nearest Changan Motors Philippines dealer with an introductory price of P999,000 (Suggested Retail Price is P1,069,000).