The new Chang’an Yuexiang V5 debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April. Chang’an has announced it will be launched on the Chinese car market in August. The V5, with its very distinctive snout, is based on the standard Yuexiang and will be positioned slightly higher, price is expected to start around 65.000 yuan.
Power comes from a 1.5 with 114hp and 145nm, mated to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. Size: 4415/1710/1475, wheelbase is 2515. The Yuexiang has been around for three years and is doing fine in second tier cities where car buyers tend to be more conservative than in the big more modern mega cities on the east coast. Chang’an hopes the V5 will break that barrier.
Therefore is needs to be cool and modern. The weird front does the cool part, modern comes from the new ‘In Call’ system, a 3G-based application for navigation, entertainment and anti-theft security. It is permanent online via China Unicom, one of China’s biggest telecom companies.