Chinese cars at Auto China 2016 – Part 2
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Manufactured by Changan-Mazda joint venture, the 2016 Mazda Axela (Mazda3) is available in both hatchback and sedan body styles in China. Both versions are available with a 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder petrol engine producing 86 kW (115 hp) and 148 Nm of torque and a 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder petrol engine producing 116 kW (155 hp) and 202 Nm of torque. Transmission choices include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. The version showcased at the expo had several changes made to it for improved efficiency.
The SouEast DX7 SUV measures 4530 mm in length, 1900 mm in width, 1700 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. It’s available with two Mitsubishi-sourced engines: 4A91T 1.5-litre MIVEC petrol unit producing 115 kW (155 hp) and 215 Nm of torque and 4G63T 2.0-litre petrol unit producing 143 kW (192 hp) and 265 Nm of torque. The model seen in the images is the DX7 Sport featuring the 4G63T engine and a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Changan CS95 is the company’s new flagship SUV. It measures nearly 5 metres long, more than 1.9 metres wide and nearly 1.8 metres tall. It’s powered by a new 2.0-litre T GDL engine and will go on sale in early 2017.
2016 Changan Eado
The Changan Eado was showcased in updated, MY2016 version at the show. Minor exterior changes have been made such as more usage of LED inside the headlights, new design door handles and an increase in the lower part of the rear bumper lower black surround. The interior has also been updated with moderate changes like a new instrument panel.
Changan Eado PHEV
The Changan Eado PHEV is available in two power versions: 33 kW (44 hp) and 80 kW (107 hp). The electric power comes from a 12.4 kWh battery which provides for over 70 km of zero emissions driving range. The combined fuel economy rating is 62.5 km/l and the combined maximum driving range is 750 km.
2016 Changan CS75
The Changan CS75 was shown in the MY2016 guise at the show. The 2016 Changan CS75 is available with a 158 hp 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline engine and a 177 hp 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Transmission choices include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic.