The Changan CS55 Plus is known in the motoring world for its cutting-edge design but, more than that, it flaunts the design inspiration for this next-generation crossover — Changan’s signature ring shape.
Right off the bat, its 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 and allow you to see better at night and during inclement weather. The Luxe variant is equipped with Intelligent High Beam Assist that automatically switches from high to low beam to prevent oncoming vehicles from risky, off-putting glare. At the same time, the Follow-Me-Home Delay feature keeps the headlights on for a few seconds while the car is parked to help you see your way to your front door.
The stylish tail lights give the Changan 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 its look and safety profile, making it more visible, especially at night.
The 19-inch alloy wheels sport the ring design as well. Their lightweight structure ensures better ride comfort.While the chrome tip twin exhaust design adds a sporty touch to this stunning crossover.
Bolder looks and the tech to match
Up front, the parametric-inspired latticework on the grille showcases an interplay of light and shadow for a dynamic 3D effect.
As you make your way inside, be amazed by the futuristic design of the driver’s cockpit. Never miss a beat with 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 on both the Luxe and Hype variants.
Relaxing you in every drive is the automatic air conditioning with PM0.1 air filter and ion generator to maintain a cool, comfy temperature inside the cabin, and keep harmful air pollutants like dust, allergens, and bacteria at bay.
What’s driving without music? With the Changan CS55 Plus, you’ll enjoy it even more, thanks to its Pioneer premium sound system with 6-speaker clarity (on Luxe and Hype variants), playlist after playlist.
A 360-degree panoramic camera with HD Driving Recorder System (Luxe and Hype variants) gives a 540-degree virtual view of your immediate road environment and 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 before braking and 15 seconds after.
The hi-tech treatment extends to the floating console, where the gearshift and wing-type control button (Luxe & Hype) for driving modes and other vehicle controls are neatly placed. And if you need to juice up your smartphone, just put your compatible device on the 15-watt wireless mobile charging console (Luxe variant only) and you’re good to go. For passengers, two USB charging ports at the rear can keep their devices powered.
The voice control feature can have you telling your vehicle to open and close the windows and sunroof, switch on the A/C, and even pick up calls, hands-free!
Steering is a breeze with the D-type sporty steering wheel that houses easy-touch buttons for cruise control, audio, and other key functions.
Stretch out or snuggle up in the Changan CS55 Plus’ generous interior space fitted with ergonomic bi-color seats (Luxe & Hype) that keep you relaxed even during long trips. Rear seats can be fully folded or in 60/40 configuration, allowing for more flexibility in stowing travel gear.
Cargo space is more than sufficient with 29 storage places, from cup holders to console, from rear space to everything in between. Luggage space is at a plentiful 475 liters, which you can extend up to 1,415 liters when the rear seats are folded.
Loading up is convenient and safe with the Changan CS55 Plus’ remote power tailgate with electric control that has anti-pinch feature and memory height setting (Luxe only).
Open up to a rich view of the sky with its superior panoramic sunroof space with anti-pinch feature and rain-sensing close function that automatically closes the sunroof if it’s left open while the car is parked outside and senses a downpour.
More SafeTech for Lasting Safety
The Changan CS55 Plus is loaded with built-in features that put your safety above all else. It all starts with the robust body structure, built with high-strength steel. Its steel shell is tough and rigid in protecting occupants, yet lightweight to contribute to better fuel efficiency and aerodynamics. The car has about 193 body components made of high-strength steel, accounting for 60% of the frame.
A 6-airbag system (Luxe & Hype) is fitted in the Changan CS55 Plus to help cushion the impact of a collision on occupants in the unlikely event of an accident.
That’s just for starters.
Available in the more high-end variants, its Safe-tech System has a host of Smart Active Safety Assistance features, demonstrating Changan’s promise of lasting safety in a thoughtful and proactive way. These include: the Automatic Emergency Brake (AEB) System, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Integrated Adaptive Cruise Control (IACC) with Traffic Jam Assist (TJA).
Changan takes the standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP) to the next level with the Roll-Over Mitigation (ROM) system. In the event of extraordinary driving circumstances, such as avoiding an obstacle on the road, or suddenly turning a corner at high speed, the ESP works in tandem with ROM to effectively sense potential roll-over incidents and applies the appropriate action by adjusting steering and suspension to generate the required brake force on individual wheels and so maintain vehicle stability on the road.
Speaking of brake force, the CS55 Plus also has the Dynamic Brake Function (DBF), which ensures that braking distance will be as short as possible in emergency situations by instantly building up maximum brake pressure that will bring the vehicle to a complete stop faster.
Apart from key Safe-tech active safety features, the CS55 Plus has the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), a Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Hold Control (HHC), and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
A rear parking sensor, capable of visual and audible warning, also helps alert you of obstacles when backing up, or parking in tight spaces.
The CS55 Plus’ car key is smart too, with Auto Theft Lock, keyless start and entry, immobilizer, find car feature, and key monitoring function.
Other thoughtful safety inclusions are the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and ISOFIX.
The power and the poise
When it comes to performance, the CS55 Plus balances the smoothness of everyday driving and the toughness expected when negotiating demanding road conditions. The new generation of Changan’s Blue Core NE Turbo engine is here. The 1.5-liter Blue Core Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection (TGDi) engine provides strong, dependable power at low fuel consumption and stays durable but quiet, thanks to its lightweight alloy design that delivers better heat dissipation. Its maximum power is breathtaking at 188ps, and can reach 300Nm of maximum torque at 1,500~4000rpm.
In terms of fuel consumption, the new Blue Core engine offers three key fuel efficiency technologies: 350 bar high-pressure direct injection, industry-leading low friction technology, and advanced thermal management system, all to ensure optimal use of fuel down to the last drop.
The CS55 Plus’ TGDi engine is made even more efficient by pairing it with Changan’s Blue Core 7-speed wet-type shift-by-wire Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system that’s made more stable with better heat dissipation to deliver comprehensive transmission of up to 94.3%, delivering effortless shifting for a smooth acceleration experience. You can also choose from Normal, Eco, or Sport modes to suit your driving style.
During the drive, what keeps the CS55 Plus poised and steady is its 4-wheel independent suspension comprised of MacPherson in front, and Multi-link at the rear.
So, are you thinking of driving something new, and one that fits both your mannered and wild sides? Here’s one that can let you be all that and more—the all-new Changan CS55 Plus!
The CS55 Plus is covered by a 5-Year or 150,000km warranty, and is available in Lite, Hype, and Luxe variants. Choose from any of its exciting colors: Black Pearl, Fantasy Gray, White Knight, and SuperNova Red.