Changhe Ideal A+ 2011

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Changhe Ideal is a mini car built by Changhe Auto, a branch of BAIC (Beijing Auto). It is essentially a re-styled Suzuki Wagon R, which has been produced under the nameplate "Beidouxing" by Changhe in partnership with Suzuki. Both cars have a 2335mm wheelbase. In developing the Ideal, Changhe teamed up with Italy’s Bertone.

The first Ideal was released in 2003. Due to poor craftsmanship and high pricing, the 2003 model received overwhelmingly negatively reviews. Changhe halted the production in 2004 to address problems in vehicle design, manufacturing, and pricing. The upgraded model went on sale in late 2004 with a starting price of 48,800 Yuan. From 2003-2005, the Ideal was powered by a 1.0L or 1.1L engine.

In May 2006, the second-gen hit the market, called Ideal II, priced from 42,800 Yuan. To the 1.0L/1.lL engine options a new 58kW 1.3 liter was added. The overall length of the car was extended from 3560mm to 3600mm, while the wheelbase remained unchanged at 2335mm. With the released the refreshed version, Ideal A+, in June 2011, the starting price was further lowered 34,900 Yuan.

Sales of the Ideal reached 3,470 in 2012 and 1,902 in 2013. In 2014, only 304 units were sold.

2011 Changhe Ideal A+ 1.0 MT ES 1.0 MT STD
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan) 34,900 36,900
Powertrain  
Engine
DA465Q-2 1.0L L4 8V SOHC
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
33.5/5000
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
72/3000~3500
Transmission
5MT
Suspension Front
MacPherson
Suspension Rear
Trailing arm
Drivetrain
Front engine, front wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Disc/drum
Top Speed (km/h)
120
Steering
Power assisted
Fuel & Emissions
Overall Fuel Economy (L/100km at 90km/h)
6.3
Tank Capacity (L)
42
Emission Level
China/Euro IV
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
3600
Overall Width (mm)
1600
Overall Height (mm)
1670
Wheelbase (mm)
2335
Track (front/rear, mm)
1360/1355
Curb Weight (kg)
930
Ground Clearance (mm)
115
Turning Radius (m)
4.9
Seating Capacity
5
Exterior
Tires
165/65R13
Halogen Headlights S S
Front Fog Lamps N S
Alloy Wheels N S
Interior  
Front Row Power Windows S S
Power Door Locks S S
Anti-glare Interior Rearview Mirror S S
Number of Speakers 1 2
Radio/AUX S S
Manual Air Conditioner S S
Safety  
ABS N S
Electronic Anti-theft System N S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available

Last Update: August 24, 2012