Changan Qiyuan A05 plug-in hybrid sedan launched, price starts at 12,300 USD

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On October 20, Changan officially launched the A05 plug-in hybrid sedan under its Qiyuan brand, priced between 89,900 – 132,900 yuan (12,300 – 18,100 USD). Consumers can choose from six models. The A05 is the second model launched under Qiyuan after the A07.

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Three exterior body colors are offered: black, red, and gray. The size measures 4785/1840/1460 mm, and the wheelbase is 2765 mm. From the side, the roofline slopes slightly downward towards the rear, combined with the hidden door handles and multi-spoke wheels making the car look dynamic.

Although the Qiyuan A05 is not a pure electric vehicle, its front face still adopts a closed grille design. The slender horizontal opening at the center combined with the sharp headlights are highly recognizable.

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At the rear, the fin-style high-mounted brake light has 14 built-in LED lights.

The interior is simple with minimal physical buttons decorated in a dual color scheme, covered in a large area of soft materials, and embellished with wood grain veneer. The 13.2-inch vertically-mounted floating central control screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and is equipped with an MT8666 chip and the iFlytek Feiyu OS 4.0 operating system. The 10.25-inch full LCD instrument panel is positioned behind the two-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel.

The area on the left side of the steering wheel provides control to activate level 2 advanced driving assistance functionalities and voice control, while the right side is the control area for multimedia and Bluetooth.

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Passengers can command weather queries, navigation, and temperature control through voice interaction.

Power comes from a plug-in hybrid system composed of a 1.5L Blue Whale hybrid engine and an electric motor available in front-wheel drive. The maximum power of the engine is 81 kW. The electric motor is available in low- and high-power versions, with a maximum power/peak torque of 140 kW/330 Nm and 158 kW/330 Nm, respectively. The 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time is 6.8 seconds.

Furthermore, the Qiyuan A05 offers both 9.07 kWh ternary lithium and 18.99 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack options, providing a CLTC pure electric cruising range of 70 km and 145 km for the low- and high-power versions, respectively. The comprehensive cruising ranges are as high as 1,225 km and 1,300 km, respectively, under a full tank and full charge. The comprehensive power consumption per 100 km is 16.4 kWh (WLTC).

Source: Changan Qiyuan

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