Category Archives: changan

Changhe Auto Seeks to Quit Changan

The governor of Jiangxi Province Lu Xinshe recently called for a "restructuring" of the local vehicle maker Changhe, giving an official boost to its effort to break away from the Chongqing-based Changan Auto. According to Securities Daily, on behalf of Changhe provincial officials are negotiating with Changan and its owner, the central government, on the […]

Changan Set to Open Dianjiang Proving Ground Next Month

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Changan Auto will soon be able to test-run cars on its own tracks, as the Dianjiang proving ground enters the final phase of construction. Costing 1.3 billion Yuan, the new facility can reduce almost by half the time needed for developing new Changan vehicles, according to the company’s spokesperson Jiang Aiqun. Located in the Huangsha […]

Ford EcoSport Mini SUV Hits Showrooms, Priced from 94,800 Yuan

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The joint venture of Changan Auto and Ford Motor announced today the pricing of the Chinese-built EcoSport in Hangzhou, putting the long-awaited mini SUV on sale across the nation. The six versions released, available on three trim levels, sell for 94,800-127,800Yuan (US$15,241-20,546). While competitively priced, the Changan-Ford EcoSport came with several disappointments. Most importantly, the […]

Changan-Ford Develops Focus-derived “Jiayue” EV

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As the government demands more contribution from them to the development of native brands and green technology, sino-foreign joint ventures have in recent years launched a set of China-only vehicle marques. These new marques are useful in bringing back outdated foreign-brand models or introducing electric ones (the Chinese government currently does not provide subsidies to […]

Hafei Auto to Make Ford Fiesta?

After being acquired by Changan Auto in 2009, Hafei Auto has been struggling to steer a path. Its mini vans have lost popularity, and it has failed to effectively crack the sedan market, delivering only about 2,000 Saimas and 350 Saibaos in the first ten months of this year. With plants idling, Hafei’s discontent grows […]

Changan Raeton Rolled Off the Line in Beijing

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Changan Auto held a ceremony on Saturday in Beijing to mark the first Raeton rolling off the production line. As the flagship model in the Changan-brand sedan lineup, the mid-size will hit showrooms in the first half of 2013 with an estimated price range of 100,000 – 150,000 Yuan. Its major rivals include FAW Besturn […]

Changan-Ford Launched the EcoSport Mini SUV

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The EcoSport built by Changan-Ford in Chongqing made its public debut Thursday in Guangzhou. Compared with the Indian and Brazilian versions, the Chinese one is slightly longer, adding 39mm to overall body length and 9mm to wheelbase. When released next month, it will be equipped with an 81kw normally aspirated 1.5L engine (Ti-VCT), paired with […]

Changan to Sell Re-badged First-gen Mazda3 as Cinturx

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The joint venture of Changan Auto and Mazda will release a new compact sedan named "Cinturx" early next year, reveals a recent new-car catalogue from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Spy shots published in the past two months indicate the Cinturx will be the first-gen Mazda3 carrying the Changan logo. Changan-Mazda currently builds […]

Changan-Ford Kuga Makes Its Debut in Beijing

changan ford kuga suv escape in china

The Chinese-built Kuga (Escape) made its premiere today in Beijing, warming up for the market launch in early 2013. A showcase model was presented to a group of reporter for photo-taking, with no pricing information revealed. Unlike some other overseas models transplanted to China, the Kuga did not undergo enlargement treatment, retaining the 2690mm wheelbase. […]

Changan-Ford to Release EcoSport with Extended Wheelbase

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The EcoSport mini SUV from Changan-Ford, to be released before the year end, has a longer wheelbase than oversea versions, reveals the latest issue of the new car bulletin from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Changan-Ford EcoSport CAF7150B4 CAF7150N4 Length/width/height (mm) 4280/1785/1658 Wheelbase (mm) 2530 Transmission 6AT 5MT Curb weight (kg) 1295 1245 […]