Changan CS35 Plus registers 21.4 km/l on highway via AAP test run

Updated Sep 29, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

An ideal small crossover for long drives.

Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI) continues to find ways to showcase the capabilities of its lineup including the CS35 Plus. Earlier this year, the 5-seater subcompact’s endurance was put to the test by driving 100,000 kms on Philippine roads. It took 122 days to complete the test, traveling around 820 kms per day.

Changan CS35 Plus with AAP test drive

Changan CS35 Plus AAP Fuel Economy Drive

Now, the Chinese automaker, in partnership with the Automobile Association of the Philippines (APP), has conducted a fuel efficiency test run for the CS35 Plus to further show what Filipino car buyers can expect from the model.

In city driving, the CS35 Plus posted a fuel economy rating of 13.548 km/l. It drove through the cities of Makati, Pasay City, Manila, and Quezon City, and back – covering a total distance of 90.8 km. On the other hand, the model’s highway test run returned 21.432 km/l of fuel consumption while driving at an average speed of 60 to 85 km/h.

Changan CS35 Plus front view

The subcompact crossover once again proved its worth

Under the said fuel efficiency test runs, the APP has set parameters to ensure accurate numbers by observing realistic driving conditions. See the following criteria below:

  • Test units are filled to the brim
  • All OEM equipment present
  • Tire pressures set at OEM specifications
  • A/C set to medium cool
  • Radio either not used, on low volume, or on mute
  • With two passengers and no extra baggage
  • Complying with speed limits and traffic regulations

Powering the Changan CS35 Plus is a 1.4-liter Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDi) engine that makes 156 hp and 234 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with Sport Mode which is said to provide fast shifting and excellent fuel efficiency.

Aside from the CS35 Plus, CMPI also put the Alsvin’s fuel efficiency to the test under AAP. The subcompact sedan boasts a fuel consumption rating of 22.023 km/l on the highway, while registering 9.369 km/l in the city.

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Know more about Changan CS35 Plus 2024

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 1,039,000 to Php 1,209,000. 

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. 

₱ 1,039,000 - ₱ 1,209,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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