Chongqing Changan

Chongqing Changan

This is the new Chang’an Eado XT hatchback, one of the best looking cars,  if not the best, ever made by a Chinese automaker. The Chang’an Eado XT debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in June. Price will range from about 70.000 to 110.000 yuan.

The Eado XT hatchback is based on the Chang’an Eado sedan that was launched in March last year. There will be two engines available: a 150hp 1.5 turbo mated to a 6-speed automatic and a 124hp 1.6 mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. changan-eado-xt-shanghai-2aThe 1.5 turbo is new and will also become available in the sedan.

Prettiness continues inside with a not-too-messy dashboard, sporty dials, sporty seats, a large tft-screen and a multifunctional steering wheel. Plastics however are a bit too cheapo-black to our taste. Chang’an has big plans for the Eado-range. Both the sedan and XT hatch will be launched in Europe in the future, Chang’an is only waiting until the worst of the economic crisis is over, which can take a while…

Below you my summary of Chongqing Changan Auto and personal rating for the Shanghai Autoshow 2013:

Car Brand Changan
Owner Chongching Changan
Price Class middle segment
Price starting at 14,000 €
Eado XT
Target Audience middle class
Design Rating 1 (low) – 10 (high)
Exterior 6
Interior 5
Innovation Factor middle
Exterior Cheap
Interior Cheap

You can download my summary of the Shanghai Autoshow 2013 under the following link for free.


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