In early spring, I went to Pengcheng, which is located in the core of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. At this stop, I tested Changan CS85 COUPE in the drizzle.
Shenzhen, the industrious manufacturing capital of China, conveys a frank and passionate temperament. Changan Automobile’s manufacturing base in Shenzhen rolled off the Changan CS85 COUPE, a “handsome” new-generation coupe SUV. No matter walking through Shennan Avenue with dense traffic, or hitting the accelerator on the G4—the power is abundant, the brakes are on hand, the advanced IACC cruise is extremely comfortable, and the ergonomic design of the seat is outstanding. In terms of intuitive experience, the annual model of Changan Jun made the author feel that the experience is overwhelming.
Changan Jun has a high positioning for this car, which will be a rare car with a sporty driving quality in its class. The themed event “C Yu Zhengfeng” coupe SUV kinetic energy acceleration challenge was staged. The independent handsome guy has no fear of German and Japanese masters. Facing German dual-clutch models, the Aisin 8AT equipped with Changan CS85 COUPE does not lag behind in response speed, but both work stability and maximum load-bearing torque are several horses higher. ; Facing the Japanese CVT models known for their smoothness, the shift logic jointly developed by Aisin and Changan engineers is the greatest common divisor of the combination of performance and ride comfort. The powerful driving texture highlighted by Aisin 8AT makes CVT models even more ashamed.
The Blue Whale D20TGDI direct-injection supercharged main engine carried by CS85 COUPE jointly developed by Changan Headquarters and Changan UK Center has a maximum power of 171Kw and a maximum torque of 360 N·m. It is best to use the ECO mode for driving in the city. How do you say this? If consumers who buy this car upgrade from self-priming cars, they have developed the habit of stepping on the accelerator deeply for a long time. Facing such a high-performance national machine, if they step on it deeply, the feeling of pushing the back is a bit too strong. A quasi-performance car with a 0-100km acceleration of 7.5s, compared to a self-priming car with a speed of 12s, you should take it easy!
Chang’an Jun equipped the third-generation 8AT gearbox of Aisin to the CS85 COUPE this year, which is a bit unexpected! How embarrassing is this for Geely and Trumpchi, which announced the introduction of the Aisin 6AT production line last year? Changan Jun’s 2019 model is equipped with a new generation of 8AT with a wider range of speed ratios, a shift response of less than 0.8S, and smoothness and handling. Geely may be able to install the self-produced Aisin 6AT on the car in 2021. So as to completely bid farewell to the DSI gearbox whose driving quality has been outdated for 20 years. In the author’s memory, the Volvo XC60 equipped with 2.0T+Aisin 8AT has a very cool driving texture, and the Volvo V90CC with better aerodynamics can almost drop the starting speed of the battery car in seconds. In the early spring of 2019, what Changan Jun’s CS85 COUPE brought to me was exactly what I recalled, it was a leapfrog!
I just found out that this CS85 COUPE was completed by BERTRAND BACH (Bach), director of Changan European Delta studio, and I always thought it was built by Yamada Atsuhiko, director of passenger car design of Changan Automobile. This young designer who graduated from the world’s only full-research art school – the Royal College of Art in London in 1997 turned the CS85 COUPE into a mechanical beast running in the urban jungle! The family-style double-waistline design makes the shape vivid. It is clearly a vigorous MMA athlete in the ring. With a wind resistance as low as 0.3, you must hope to drive it all the way in the beautiful mountains and rivers when you see it at first sight. !
Changan CS85 COUPE star diamond headlights use full LED light source, 4 crystal diamond lenses + main lens design, combined with the alternate “breathing” of 3D three-dimensional light strips, which makes the whole vehicle more dynamic, individual and technological, and the headlights adopt ABB, etc. A luxury brand supplier, Osram’s high-performance LED chips double the brightness compared to traditional headlights and have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours (30 years).
The texture of the cockpit is more sporty and color-matched, and the design sense is called an enveloping interstellar cockpit, with independent surrounding space design for the main and co-pilots, combined with high-grade soft covering, allowing users to immerse themselves in meticulous and caring care. Coupled with the high-quality seats that perfectly blend the sense of wrapping and movement, it creates a very light and luxurious interior environment. Compared with the old CS75 a few years ago, the workmanship is like arriving at the Champs Elysees in Paris from Vietnam, a French colony. On the road, the grade of purchased parts and assembly process are comparable to those of the 300,000-class models of international brands. I really don’t want to brag about it. This car was born in the same place as the DS7, the leader of PSA Group, which is famous for its luxury. What do you say?
The face is outstanding, and the lining is equally outstanding. The VOC (volatile compound) comprehensive index of this car is better than the national standard, and it is also equipped with a Forest Air forest air purification system to remove TVOC and PM 2.5 haze particles. The most impressive thing is the 12.3-inch FHD high-definition LCD screen , It’s really cool, everything outside the car window is clearly captured by the 360-degree camera, and the driver can see it clearly from this screen.
The car-machine partner of Changan CS85 COUPE is Tencent TAI car intelligent system. I won’t go into details about the functions of voice control. What’s special is that you can edit the playlist of QQ music on the mobile phone and play it directly after logging in to the car. Moreover, the ambient light in the car can flash according to the rhythm of the music. The most appreciated feature by users. There is no more information on the car audio, only one mention is made by Pioneer. It is not known whether the speakers are from Pioneer or the Pioneer power amplifier. Pioneer’s P9 and 80PRS mainframes are well-known all over the world, and they are also Alpine’s main competitors. However, in recent years, due to the fact that OEMs have purchased complete solutions with brands such as Bose, Dynaudio, haman/Kardon, etc., Pioneer’s presence seems insufficient. Appeared in the DIY modification market. Pioneer’s active crossover and DSP delay processing technology is very good, and has always been talked about by enthusiasts, but in the car machine interface of this car, there are no more advanced audio adjustment options, and the manufacturer may not focus on it. here.
Once in the car, I turned on the IACC integrated adaptive cruise control system. Changan is the most aggressive manufacturer in the field of ADAS driving automation in SINOMACH. It can currently reach Level 2: it has single-lane automatic driving assistance, traffic jam assistance, lane keeping, automatic deceleration and cornering, intelligent speed limit assistance, automatic far and near beam switching system, etc. The function realizes automatic driving under certain conditions, frees hands and feet in a short time, and makes driving easier and safer. Its AEB early warning auxiliary braking system and full-speed adaptive cruise share the millimeter-wave radar, which detects the risk of collision with the vehicle in front through the radar, and triggers an alarm or active braking according to the degree of danger. The mainstream solution in our country is still the 77GHz forward millimeter-wave radar, the effective range is 160 meters, and the camera is more useful for pedestrians to avoid collisions. Changan Jun’s CS85 COUPE has both cameras and millimeter-wave radar. Two Delphi new-generation 77GHz millimeter-wave radars monitor the blind spots on both sides of the vehicle and the vehicles behind them in real time, and assist the driver to judge the traffic environment behind the sides through sound and light alarm systems to eliminate blind spots.
From the experience of using this car, the logical setting is reasonable, and a legal speed limit can be set after ignition. If you feel that the car in front is meaty, then you don’t need to turn off IACC, just turn on the steering and step on the accelerator, it still listens to the driver until you choose a car in front with an aggressive driving style to follow, don’t worry about anything, just hold on The plate is ready. In this way, when Changan’s IACC stops in front, it will not release the setting when it is less than 30km like some brands, but it can stop and go freely. Looking at it this way, the Autohold function is not very meaningful, and the trembling when unlocking will no longer be there.
Automatic parking is another highlight of this car – the APA4.0 valet parking system can automatically judge the parking environment, and control the accelerator, brake, steering, and gear shift to achieve parallel parking, vertical parking, and inclined parking. 7 kinds of automatic parking functions such as row parking and key summoning to enter and exit the vertical garage. In the narrow space of the underground parking lot of the super-large mall, the experience of using this function is very good.
The launch of Changan CS85 COUPE in 2019 is of great significance! The aesthetic fatigue of the traditional SUV shape has been around for a while, and the coupe SUV is about to emerge. This beautiful car has superior strength and excellent driving quality. Whether it is the driving texture tuning that the old drivers like or the advanced functions that the fresh meat loves, the CS85 COUPE has both. An artifact for urban driving, the natural pedigree of SUV with high passability is enough for it to be called the magic horse of Range Rover!