The Changan CS35 Plus managed to do 21.4km/L in a fuel economy run

Is efficiency something you look for in an SUV?
by Drei Laurel | Sep 29, 2021
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Remember when the idea of driving an SUV was associated with poor fuel economy? It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Especially with all the smaller models coming out in the segment lately.

One such vehicle is the Changan CS35 Plus subcompact SUV. It packs a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine capable of up to 156hp and 235Nm of torque paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This mill managed to perform pretty well during a recent fuel economy run held by the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP).

During the run held from July 20 to 22, the vehicle managed to do an impressive 21.432km/L over 180.6km along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac-Expressway (SCTEX). It’s worth noting, however, that it was only traveling at a modest 60-88kph during the test.

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As expected, fuel economy for the CS35 Plus fell during city driving conditions, but still came out to a decent 13.548km/L over 90.8km. The vehicle was driven around Makati, Pasay, Manila, and Quezon City for this part of the test.

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The company notes that the unit used for testing was completely stock and had two passengers on board and no luggage, with the A/C system set to medium.

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Not bad. Do you consider fuel efficiency to be a major selling point in today’s SUVs and crossovers? Let us know in the comments.

 

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