Stallion Motors unveils Changan CS35 SUV
Stallion Motors Limited has unveiled a more affordable sport utility vehicle (SUV), expecting it would excite Nigerian car lovers, who want more for less.
Selling for about N7.9million, the company said the introduction of the new Changan, aimed at assuaging disillusioned automania that couldn’t contend with the current price surge of compact SUVs owing to economic downturn and foreign exchange (Forex) fluctuations.
Currently, finding a shifting from C-segment sedan to B-segment cars, the company is hopeful the move would stem the tide and offer customers sustainable preference.
“This rare movement wouldn’t have been glaring if customers have had access to functional SUV preferences such as the Changan CS35,” Stallion Motors Limited (Changan Automobile Division) Sales and Marketing Manager, Baimah Dan Miller, said in Lagos.
He said the company has amplified its facility at the plant to expedite production of competitively priced CS35 SUV to inspire additional patrons and reposition the vehicle as customers’ preferred compact SUV.
Changan, Chinese automobile brand according to the firm has traversed 154 years industrial history, with 32 years’ experience in building and selling passenger vehicles, and is currently ranked number one in China, with total sales volume of three million units yearly.
“No fewer than 8,500 new Changan vehicles are sold daily with 6,000 sales and service facilities in more than 60 countries with 150,000 professional team members globally,” Miller affirmed.
He described Changan as ‘tech-savvy’, investing extensively in advanced research and innovative technologies – a commitment that has reinforced its partnership with global research and development (R&D) organisations.
“Changan R&D strength ranks number one in Chinese automobile industry for eight years, and has benchmarked world’s leading companies with high standard laboratories averaging 16 fields.”
The CS35 model is an outcome of advanced research and innovative technologies through the formation of global R&D (partnership agreements with renowned European, American and Japanese automakers, Miller added.
He said the ‘V’ logo, for example, epitomises ‘Victory’ and ‘Value’, indicating Changan is committed to building world class automobile enterprise, and creating value for customers.
Styled by Italian Chief Designer, Dambrosio Luciano, the CS35 interior adopts a wrapped sport ergonomic seat-type capsule design to provide full support for the driver and passengers’ waistlines, backs and legs win an ultra-quiet cabin with rich molding levels.
Occupants would also discover in the vehicle several other attractive features such as a six-way manual adjustable driver seat and four-way co-driver seat; six-speaker audio system, front reading lights, front and rear headrest, power windows, remote key control among others.
Other eye-catching features include front/rear fog lamps, strong and elegant black/silver multifunctional luggage rack, shark-fin antenna, sunroof, leather seats, multifunctional steering wheel, rear parking sensors, ABS/EBD, brake assist, front dual-SRS airbags, anti-theft alarm etc.
Sold, marketed and serviced by Stallion Motors, the CS35 is made of high strength, rides on 215/50/R17 tyres with cruise control, leather seats, CD/USB/AUX with retractable side mirrors, good ground clearance (180mm), nimble acceleration and reliable driving etiquette.