Chinese automobile manufacturers are known for their rapid production of cars. Unfortunately as well, car brands from this country have a negative stigma of low quality vehicles.
The second point does seem subjective – and the Changhe Car Company proves that it can offer excellent vehicles for everyone to enjoy and make use of!
Topsy-Turvy Past; Wonderful Future
Founded in 1970, Changhe Automobile experienced both the best and the worst that can happen in the motoring industry. One of its first vehicles produced was the Changhe commercial bus released in 1973. It will then take around a decade for the brand to release its mini car, which was launched in 1982.
Enter 1995, Changhe partnered with the Japanese Suzuki Motor Corporation (most of Changhe’s vehicles still have the Suzuki logo). The 2000’s weren’t really bright for the car brand, with several ownership changes and branding pivots that transformed the Changhe Car company into a component maker of military aircraft.
Luckily enough, Chinese motoring giant BAIC merged with Changhe, improving and developing car manufacturing for all! And even before the merger, Changhe has proven to be a reliable car manufacturing company. In fact, the company has garnered tons of accolades ever since its launch – here are some:
- Jiangxi High-tech Enterprises
- National Industrial Brand Cultivation Demonstration Enterprise
- China Quality Credit Enterprise
- National Automobile Whole Vehicle Export Base Enterprises
Excellent Changhe Car Models
Here are some nice Changhe vehicles that you ought to try and take out for a spin!
First released in 2017, the Changhe A6 may very well be a sign of success on Changhe’s merged manufacturing with BAIC. Essentially a facelift of another Chinese vehicle, the Auto Senova D50 (except for the exterior), the Changhe A6 also makes use of a Mitsubishi 1.5 liter engine. Motoring power of this sedan is at a respectable rating of 116 HP. In essence, this car brings in style without having to deal with an expensive price tag!
Changhe car models, for better or worse, are known as revamps of other automobile releases. Still, cars from this brand are still appealing, mainly because of the relatively cheaper price tag. One good example is the Changhe Beidouxing. Created as a rebadged variant of the Suzuki Wagon R, this Mini MPV does bring a nice touch of practicality and performance on the road , Additionally, an electric model has been produced.
The Beidouxing X5E, which sports a 41 HP electric engine, brings some really nice mileage when it comes to urban drives.
Another Mini MPV, the Changhe Freedom M50 is a rebadged model of the Weiwang M20, an automobile from the merger of the Chinese manufacturer, BAIC. Simply put, Changhe changed the just the front grilles and the badge of this vehicle to have it released under its production line. A 1.5 L engine powers the Changhe Freedom M50 – just the right amount of power for freedom to be experienced. The Changhe Freedom M50 is actually the first model that Changhe released after its merger with BAIC.
Another rebadged release, the Changhe Freedom M60 is essentially BAIC’s Weiwang M50F MPV. This car has design accents that are directly inspired from Lexus.
This MPV is directly manufactured by Changhe itself. The Changhe Freedom M70 is available in 5-speed manual transmission. Similar to other MPVs from the brand, the Changhe Freedom M70 offers great and practical motoring performance.
As the second vehicle to be released by Changhe after its merger with BAIC, the Changhe Q25 presents itself as an excellent vehicle that balances style and performance. As a rebadged model of BAIC’s popular Senova X25, the Changhe Q25 does have several premium enhancements integrated on it. As such, the Changhe Q25 does have a slightly higher price as compared to the Senova X25, making it a popular choice among higher market motorists in China.
This compact crossover vehicle is available in both automatic and manual transmission configurations. Based on BAIC’s Senova X35, the Changhe Q35 caters itself towards the younger motoring generation. Knowing how tech-savvy motorists are nowadays, the Changhe Q35 has a big infotainment screen to better view apps and the like. Additionally, both interior and exterior design has a touch of a sporty look on it – great for drivers on the go!
Stylish and bringing a sense of power, the Changhe Q7 does have a – unfortunately – controversial look as well. This SUV looks so much like a Range Rover! With a Mitsubishi 1.5 L engine that produces 200 Nm torque, this is one ride that has the power to go the distance.
The Changhe Q7 is actually based on another BAIC release, the Bj20. In terms of interiors, the Changhe Q7 does have some nice tech-savvy infotainment enhancements. Capacity is excellent as well, with more than enough space to store all sorts of luggage.
This compact yet sporty ride adopts the best of the popular Suzuki Wagon R. Changhe incorporated a new and innovative K14B engine into this vehicle, allowing for more efficient power drives. Interior space is excellent as well, something that isn’t readily known because of this car’s appearance. Gasoline consumption is also very impressive, with the Changhe coolcar A running on 4.0 L per 100 kilometers.
Changhe also manufactures its line of sturdy minitrucks. Meant for quick transport of heavy loads, these minitrucks are cost-efficient not only when it comes to its retail price, but to its low repair costs as well.
Onwards Towards a Great Future
The Changhe Car Company continues to grow strong. With the merger with BAIC, more projects and vehicle releases are expected from the manufacturing company. From offering stylish rides to affordable workforce vehicles, one can only expect reliable cars from the Changhe brand!
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In fact, the company is expected to manufacture approximately 1 million vehicles come 2022 – the factory expansion and the inclusion of its own R&D Center project will allow the Changhe Car Company to produce more traditional and renewable energy vehicles!
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