Which 2022 Changan CS35 Plus variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide]

Updated Mar 23, 2022 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

As far as crucial features go, you get an even spread. 

Changan Philippines has released the updated CS35 Plus for 2022. It comes with loads of new features, all the while keeping a relatively affordable price. So without a doubt, it is looking to shake up the local crossover market, and many folks might be considering this well-equipped model. 

A picture of the front of the Changan CS35 Plus

The 2022 Changan CS35 Plus

The new CS35 Plus has three different variants for the local market. So, which one’s the right one for you? 

Changan CS35 Plus Variants: Exterior 

For exterior equipment, all trims of the CS35 Plus come standard with LED headlamps, LED taillights, roof rails, and roof-mounted spoilers. All three also come standard with power-folding side mirrors. The only difference is that the entry-level Lite rides on a set of 17-inch wheels, while the Hype and Luxe get a set of 18-inch wheels. 

A picture of the CS35 Plus

The CS35 Plus in Wanderlust White 

Size-wise, they’re also identical. They all have a length of 4,330mm, a width of 1,825mm, and a height of 1,660mm. They also have a wheelbase length of 2,600. The Lite however, has the least curb weight at 1,380 kg. Both the Hype and the Luxe clock in at 1,431kg. 

Only the Luxe comes standard with a power liftgate, and a black-colored roof. 

Changan CS35 Plus Variants: Interior 

Inside, all three CS35 Plus variants can comfortably seat up to five. Both also provide their drivers with a push-to-start button, tilt and telescopic steering column, and a leather steering wheel. The Hype and Luxe also get a seven-inch LCD gauge cluster, while the Lite has a 10-inch “Break Code Screen”. 

A picture of the interior of the CS35 Plus

The CS35 Plus' cockpit

The driver’s seat on the Lite is manually adjustable, whereas the ones on the Hype and Luxe come with 2-way electronic and 4-way manual adjustability.  

For comfort, all trims of this Changan-branded crossover come standard with automatic climate control. The Hype and the Luxe also get a panoramic sunroof, while the Luxe gets a smaller and simpler sunroof. 

On board entertainment for all three trims is then handled by a 10-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, USB, and Smartphone mirroring. The Lite gets a total of four speakers, while the Hype and the Luxe have six. All three also come standard with wireless smartphone charging. 

Changan CS35 Plus Variants: Engine & Performance 

For engines, all three CS35 Plus variants use a 1.4-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine. On all three, this engine is paired with a seven-speed wet-type dual-clutch gearbox.  

At maximum, this powertrain can make 160 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the vehicle’s rear wheels.  

All trims also come with disc brakes for all four wheels, as well as an electronic parking brake. 

Changan CS35 Plus Variants: Safety 

Handling safety for all three CS35 Plus variants is anti-lock braking, stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, speed-sensing door locks, hill hold and descent control, brake assist, a reverse camera, as well as reverse parking sensors. All three also get an engine immobilizer, a car alarm, blind-spot monitoring, and a tire pressure monitor. 

A picture of the interior of the CS35 Plus

The CS35 Plus' blind spot monitor in action

Exclusive to the Hype and Luxe however is a 360-degree around-view camera. The Lite also lacks the forward-collision warning system, the automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control that is available to the Hype and the top-spec Luxe. 

Furthermore, the Lite only has two airbags. In turn, the Hype and the Luxe each get six airbags. 

Changan CS35 Plus Variants: Pricing 

2022 Changan CS35 Plus Variants 


CS35 Plus Lite 1.4 DCT 

Php 898,000 

CS35 Plus Hype 1.4 DCT 

Php 969,000 

CS35 Plus Luxe 1.4 DCT 

Php 999,000 

Changan CS35 Plus Variants: Conclusion 

It is plain to see that the CS35 Plus has a pretty tight distribution of features. This is especially true of the top-spec Luxe. The only difference it has over the mid-spec Hype after all is its two-tone paint job and power tailgate.  

In most cases, this might sound like a disadvantage considering the competitiveness of crossovers in the local market. In the case of this model however, the differences between the three’s prices are actually quite close to the point that even the so-called “Lite” actually has plenty going for it features-wise. There’s also the fact that the CS35 Plus as a whole is quite affordable with its sub-1 million price tag. 

A picture of the rear of the Changan CS35 Plus

The CS35 Plus from the rear

So, which one’s the right one for you? Well, extra convenience and style-points might be provided by the Luxe. The Hype meanwhile might mean you’ll have to manipulate the tailgate by yourself, but it already comes with most of the stuff that is present on the Luxe. Well, minus the cool paint job. 

The Lite in turn might have fewer airbags and driver-assist features, but it has the same space and power as the slightly pricier Hype and Luxe. 

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Know more about Changan CS35 Plus 2023

Changan CS35 Plus

The Changan CS35 Plus is a subcompact five-seater crossover. For the Philippine market, this model has three variants. These are the Lite, Hype, and Luxe. Prices for these range from Php 898,000 to Php 999,000. 

Under the hood, the CS35 Plus uses a 1.4-liter turbo inline-4 gasoline engine that can make up to 160 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels via a seven-speed wet-type dual clutch transmission. 

Size-wise, the 2023 Changan CS35 Plus is 4,335mm long, 1,825mm wide, and 1,660mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,600mm. 

Locally, the Changan CS35 Plus competes against the likes of the Geely Coolray, Volkswagen T-Cross, Toyota Raize, MG ZS, Ford EcoSport, Kia Stonic, etc. 

₱ 999,000 - ₱ 1,169,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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