New spy shots of the all-new Changan Yuexiang sedan testing in China. The new Changan Yuexiang will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the China car market in the second half of this year. The new Yuexiang, code named B211, stands on a completely new platform and will also spawn a hatchback and a crossover.
The current Changan Yuexiang. Price starts at 53.900 yuan and ends at 69.900 yuan, making the Yuexiang one of the cheapest sedans on the Chinese auto market. Lone engine is a 1.5 with 114hp mated to a 5-speed manual.
The new Yuexiang is a larger and more upmarket car, leaving space for a cheaper vehicle below. The new Yuexiang will be available with two petrol engines: an upgraded version of the 1.5 with about 120hp, and a new 1.5 turbo with 170hp and 230nm. Both engines will be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic.
The interior is a great improvement compared to the current Yuexiang. Completely new design with much better materials and a large screen on top of the center console. The screen looks like a pop-up but seems actually fixed.
Door apparently hiding a secret.
If that dash is a huge improvement I would hate to see the old one. The materials look cheap and the screen sticking out of the middle of the dash is clumsy and aftermarket in appearance.