With all the above to cope with, Changan Auto will at least have been relieved that the Mazda JV is faring higher than CAF (Changan Auto-Ford) and CAPSA (Changan Auto-PSA). Deliveries of the brand’s regionally constructed fashions are down by eight per cent for the year to the top of October, the total standing at 235,595, although that includes models manufactured by FAW-Mazda too. The CS75 may even be obtainable in Europe as nicely, as an necessary part of Changan’s product line in Europe that will also include the Changan Eado sedan and CS35 subcompact crossover.
A mid-cycle facelift is pencilled in for the third quarter of 2020 and the replacement for early 2024. Now two and a half years outdated, it will be due for a facelift in mid-2019.
Changan CS35 2019
A few weeks ago, Changan Auto reported higher than expected gross sales income for the first nine months, this dropping by solely three per cent to RMB forty nine.9bn (US$7.21bn). However, net profit plummeted to RMB 1.sixteen billion, a fall of virtually 80 per cent.
There will likely be an electrified variant to come subsequent year too. The Eado XT changed a mannequin of the same identify, although the previous model had also been often known as the Zhishang XT. This 4.5m lengthy five-door hatchback went on sale in China, its primary market, throughout February. Changan plans to facelift it in 2021 and launch a replacement in 2025. With Ford taking action to arrest its alarming decline – the simply-launched new Focus should help significantly – it is hoped that CAF may be on the way in which up again, though that’s certainly not assured.