Changan set to offer world-class vehicles to the Filipino
Will bring in the Honor S and Star Truck, as well as Total Customer Care
posted June 25, 2019 at 06:58 pm
Filipinos are no strangers to Chinese automobiles. A host of brands from the mainland have been around the local market from quite some time. Now, one of the leading Chinese automotive marques is set to break into the local scene: Changan.
Touted as China’s 4th largest automotive player, Changan will be handled by newly-formed distributor Berjaya Auto Asia, Inc. Yet Changan itself is no newbie to the automotive landscape as it has had 61 years of commercial vehicle production and 35 years of passenger vehicle production, sales, and service experience tucked under its 157-year old belt.
During this time, Changan has set up a slew of manufacturing plants in its home market of China, along with other facilities in Japan, Europe, and Detroit, USA. It has built vehicles on its own and in partnership with some of the largest automobile brands which happen to be some of the most popular brands in the Philippines as well. Moreover, each vehicle it produces is built to meet high global standards. It likewise ensures that parts and service are available to customers around the world, with more than six hectares of parts production facility in its headquarters in Chongqing.
The Honor S goes for just P585,000 yet offers a value-for-money proposition with its bevy of features and specifications that equals that of more expensive rides. The 7-passenger MPV is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline motor with Variable Valve Timing (VVT-i) technology that puts out 105hp and 145NM of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels. The Honor S is perfect for the Filipino family that loves to take the whole brood, as well as the gang for a ride. They’ve even got goodies like a 10-inch Android-based LCD infotainment screen with AUX,USB/iPod connectivity, along with an AM/FM tuner and MP3 and WMV capability. There is also an option for an 8-seater configuration for those that need to carry more people.
Entrepreneurs looking for an affordable yet quality ride for their venture can check out the Changan Star Truck. Available in either Cab and Chassis and Dropside body styles as well as one with an aluminum box, the small truck gets its power from a 1.2-liter gasoline mill with 97hp and 119Nm of torque, paired with a 5-speed manual driving the rear wheels. While its primary purpose is to haul cargo, driver and passenger still get a 2-DIN CD player, as well as 3-point seatbelts to keep them entertained and safe while on the go. The Star Truck retails for P435,000 for the Cab and Chassis and P455,000 for the Dropside body style, and P488,000 for the variant with a built-in aluminum box.
While these two are part of Changan’s initial foray into the Philippine market, Auto Asia will give customers total peace of mind by serving up readily available parts and service at its Sta. Rosa, Laguna facility. The dealership will even be complemented by their Mobile Service Van that will gladly give your Changan some much-needed TLC, provided you are within 100kms of the dealership. What’s more, you will only be charged by the distance, on top of the regular Periodic Maintenance Service fees.
For more information, you may check out Changan at Auto Asia Sta Rosa, located along the National Road, Purok 3, Pulong Sta Cruz, Sta Rosa, Laguna. You may likewise contact us at Sales: 09178048838 Service: 09178065150 or send us an email at [email protected] or Like us on Facebook via AutoAsiaStaRosa.
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