Competitor VW Atlas and Ford Explorer from Changan survived fast restyling

Competitor VW Atlas and Ford Explorer from Changan survived fast restyling

July 19, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The biggest and most expensive crossover of the Chinese brand has changed the exterior design. According to preliminary data, the “filling” of the model is the same.

Three-row crossover Changan CS95 came to the Chinese market only in March 2017, taking the position of the flagship of the brand. However, the company is already preparing for the premiere restyled SUV – a picture of the freshened model replicated the Chinese profile media. It is expected that the official premiere of the cross will be held before the end of this year.

The design of the front of the CS95 was made in the style of the recently debuted sedan Changan Raeton CC: the cross received a new radiator grille, headlights and bumper. Other photos yet. Most likely, the rear lights of the model, too, have changed, but in the interior of the cardinal changes are not expected. By the way, “Lexus” has a front end for one more crossover Changan – the coupe-like SUV CS85, which has not been officially announced yet.

The motor at the CS95 is probably the same: the pre-reform all-terrain vehicle is equipped with a petrol turbo four 2.0 (233 hp, 360 Nm) of Changan’s own design. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission Aisin. In the “base” CS95 – front-wheel drive, for a surcharge is available transmission with the clutch of connecting the rear wheels.

At the heart of the Changan CS95 is the upgraded version of the platform from the four-door sedan Raeton. The length of the crossover is 4,949 mm, width – 1,930 mm, height – 1,785 mm, wheelbase – 2,810 mm.

The price of the pre-style CS95 starts at 159,800 yuan, which is the most expensive model in the Changan lineup. True, we are talking about cars with ICE, electric cars brands are even more expensive.

In China, the Changan CS95 competes with the GAC Trumpchi GS8 (from 163,800 yuan), the Volkswagen Atlas (from 308,900 yuan) and the Ford Explorer (from 422,800 yuan). Last year, CS95 was able to overtake only the imported Explorer: 20,912 realized crossovers Changan against 12,976 cars Ford. It’s far from GAC and VW all-roads CS95: the sales capacity of GS8 in the Celestial Empire in 2017 was 102 214 units, Atlas – 75 114 copies. And this year Changan CS95 is even worse – in May, for example, only 395 cars were sold. Apparently, due to weak demand, the company decided to quickly restyling the model. Outside the Celestial Empire, the flagship cross is not yet available.