The best photo so far of the new Changan CS85, a sporty SUV coupe that will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q4. Many other local automakers are working on similar vehicles too; the SUV coupe revolution has finally reached China
The CS85 is based on the same platform as the Changan CS75, a conventional 5-door SUV.
The CS85 will be available with two engines: a 178 hp 1.5 turbo and a 233 hp 2.0 turbo. The latter will be mated to an 8-speed automatic. Price will start around 140.000 yuan and end around 200.000 yuan.
The Changan CS85 will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September.
Digital instrument panel, a large 12 inch touch screen, a very trendy gear knob, and an electronic parking brake.
Changan doesn’t aim at high sales for the CS85, but hopes it will work as a halo model for the rest of the range, especially for the CS75. Unconfirmed reports say that Changan is also working at another SUV coupe, to be based on, and positioned above, the CS95 SUV.