Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI), the new local distributor for the Chinese vehicle maker, announced that the Changan CS35 Plus took a 100,000-kilometer (km) endurance test and passed it with flying colors.
After the recently-concluded 122-day test done locally, the Changan CS35 has proven the global record it has set—attesting to the reliability of the nameplate in various driving conditions.
The endurance challenge started in Laguna with a static and dynamic test on flat road with the engine running 24/7, averaging 40 kilometers (km) daily for 10 consecutive days.
After that, the Changan CS35 was subjected to a day-long fuel consumption test from Calamba City to Baguio City, conquering highway, city roads and the requisite uphill climb.
Lastly, the CS35 Plus was driven from Calamba City to Batangas City, running 1,000-20,000 km on the first leg and 20,000-100,000 km on the second leg, travelling an average of 820 km a day and receiving standard periodic maintenance every 10,000 km.
Following the rigorous driving, CMPI claimed that the “CS35 Plus emerged unscathed and in excellent driving condition.”
“The 24/7 Laguna run witnessed the unfaltering stability of the CS35’s engine through 122 days of running at a sustained speed, while the Baguio run proved its fuel efficiency at 14.6 km/L,” CMPI noted.
They said that the results “bolster the glowing feedback that Changan CS35 Plus has been receiving globally.”
To note, the Changan CS35 had the highest ranking in the crossover segment for the 2020 J.D. Power China Initial Quality Study (IQS) and the 2020 J.D. Power China Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
The Changan 1.5T BlueCore high pressure direct injection engine, which powers every Changan vehicle, recently broke the Guinness World Record’s “Longest Live Video Broadcasting” challenge with the engine running non-stop, live and online, for more than 250 hours at a sustained speed of 5500 rpm.
CMPI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez- Agudo expressed pride over the feat done by the Changan CS35—here and abroad.
“We take pride in the rigorous testing that our vehicles undergo. The CS35 Plus already passed the standard rigorous testing that Changan’s global R&D [research and development] team subjected it to. Our local endurance test run now verifies its excellent quality and fuel efficiency,” she said.
For quality assurance, Changan boasts its two “magic weapons”: the Changan Automobile Product Development System (CA-PDS) and the Changan Automobile Test and Verification System (CA-TVS).
CMPI explained that CA-PDS covers “product life cycle and accurately guides the Changan product development team to meet customer demands” while the CA-TVS puts every new vehicle to more than 12,400 tests in 16 areas, including parts verification, system matching, and complete vehicle level, totaling 4,000,000 km of punishing driving conditions.
Photos from Changan Motor Philippines Inc.