Changan Showing its Muscles with 100,000km Endurance Test in Philippines
In early 2000s, Chinese cars become famous all around the world due to their blatantly copied designs and poor crash test results. However the Chinese were quick to rectify their errors thanks to a steep learning curve which helped them produce quality cars in a very short span of time. Today Chinese cars are acknowledged in most major markets around the world due to their looks, rich equipment on offer, cheaper price & above all, the performance.
They say what Japanese achieved in 40 years, Chinese have done in less than 20 years. And while it remains a fact that China is on the forefront of producing battery electric vehicles, it still wants to prove its strength in ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles. One such attempt was made earlier this year by renowned Chinese automaker Changan, in a bid to enhance its reputation in Philippines.
Changan tested its CS35 Plus subcompact crossover which passed the engine endurance test in flying colors. Done over a period of 122 days, covering a route from Calamba City in Laguna, going up to Baguio, and culminating in Batangas, the CS35 Plus powered by turbocharged 1.5L BlueCore engine, clocked 100,000kms without a hitch. Some days even saw the engine running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This was followed by a day-long fuel consumption test from Calamba City to Baguio City, where the Changan CS35 Plus took on a combined highway and city driving, as well as the requisite uphill climb to the Summer Capital. In this run, it averaged 14.6 km per liter. The test culminated with the CS35 Plus looping around Calamba City to Batangas City, averaging 820 kilometers a day. After the competition of its endurance testing, the CS35 Plus remained unfaltering, with just its standard periodic maintenance service done every 10,000 kilometers.