Frankfurt Live – Changan CS95 concept makes its European premiere
Posted on: Sep 12, 2013 - 9:40pm IST
The Changan CS95 concept, which made its global premiere at the Auto Shanghai 2013, received its European debut here at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The study previews Changan’s range-topping SUV, which measures 5.38m long, 2.12m wide and 1.77m high.
The front is characterized with a diamond shaped grille and headlamps stretching into the wings. The wheel arch extensions are elongated, and cut sharply into the coupe-like profile. The boomerang shaped taillights and a steeply raked rear windscreen give it an almost wagon-like rear.
The interior features four bucket seats and a large swoopy glass area. The instrument cluster is detailed like an after-burner of a fighter jet, and the touch screen interface’s color can change to match the mood of the driver. The roof is made of glass supported by diagonal cross members. Besides a complete view of the landscape, occupants can also enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity.
The concept gets driven by a 3.5L V6 petrol engine that produces 245 HP and 317 Nm of torque, and is matched to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The only crossover sold by Changan currently is the CS35, but a new family including the full-size CS95 SUV, is expected in showrooms in the next five years to lead its international assault.