Changan to Launch Oshan X7 SUV Soon
Master Changan is all set to expand its local portfolio with the introduction of Oshan X7 SUV likely towards the end of this year, it has learned from a reliable source. The vehicle was included among the range of CBUs which the company imported earlier this year for trials & tests and has already been spotted multiple times running on our roads.
Test unit of Changan Oshan X7 in Karachi
The X7 is a mid-sized crossover SUV positioned under Changan’s Oshan (also called Oushan) sub-brand & made its debut at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. Earlier this year Oshan X7 received a facelift for the 2021 model year called the Oshan X7 Plus, featuring redesigned front fascia and rear ends with split led head lamps and full-width tail lamps. The Oshan X7 is quite a big vehicle as far as the dimensions are concerned, which makes it comparable to the likes of Toyota Fortuner and KIA Sorento. In fact, Oshan X7’s 2,780 mm & Plus’s 2,786 mm wheelbase is even greater than that of Fortuner & Sorento which have 2,745mm and 2,780mm wheelbase respectively.
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Changan Oshan X7
Under the hood, the Changan Oshan X7 gets powered by a Blue Core 1.5L turbocharged engine that churns of 178hp of power and 245Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT gearbox. However X7’s latest iteration has Changan’s latest 1.5L turbocharged engine from their newest Blue Whale engine lineup which makes an additional 10 horses and churns out a whooping 300 Nm of torque enabling the X7 Plus to achieve a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 8.23 seconds. The electromagnetically controlled turbocharger used in this powerhouse can kick in just 0.05 sec resulting in almost zero turbo lag. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual or 7-speed wet DCT gearbox which has the transmission efficiency as high as 94.3%.https://www.youtube.com/embed/fNaX4qe8Z_0?feature=oembed
Changan Oshan X7
As for the features the Oshan X7 comes with a Level 2.5 autonomous driving system which features a semi-autonomous cruise control, 360-degree surround view cameras, blind spot monitoring system, front and rear parking sensors, lane-departure warning & lane-keep assist. Safety features include 8 airbags, ISOFIX child seats, ABS brakes with EBD/CBC, brake assist (EBA/BAS/BA), traction control (ASR/TCS/TRC), body stability control (ESC/ESP/DSC), road traffic sign recognition and fatigue driving reminder etc.