Muscat: Arabian Gulf Automobiles and Equipment has introduced the premium automotive brand ‘CHANGAN’ in Oman.
Arabian Gulf Automobiles and Equipment LLC (AGAE) which is part of Bahwan International Group has announced a partnership with leading international automotive group CHANGAN Automobile Co. Ltd to bring its range of passenger vehicles to Oman.
One of the ‘big four’ Chinese automakers of the world and a top-selling brand, CHANGAN Automobile boasts of a comprehensive portfolio of products which includes sedans, crossovers, and SUVs.
Welcoming the partnership, Mr. Irven Li, Vice President of Changan Group said: “We are extremely happy to partner with AGAE, part of Bahwan International Group, a well-established name in Oman. CHANGAN has made a successful presence in key markets in GCC and now we are keen to introduce the brand in Oman. As part of our international network expansion, we consider Oman a key market.”
With an inspiring history of 158 years, CHANGAN Automobile Group traces its corporate origins way back to the 1862 with 62 years of automobile making and 36 years’ experience of manufacturing CHANGAN vehicles.
It has 16 production bases in eight countries and 35 vehicle and engine plants globally. With 6,000 sales and service facilities in more than 60 countries and more than 150,000 professional team members globally, the company believes in excellence in customer service.
Registering a new milestone for the company, in 2019 CHANGAN-branded vehicle users exceeded 18 million.
Welcoming CHANGAN Automobile to Oman, Sh. Ahmed Suhail Bahwan Al Mukhaini, Chairman of Bahwan International Group said: “Oman is emerging as a priority market for global automotive companies and we are delighted to bring CHANGAN, a leading global brand to our country. CHANGAN offers a captivating combination of the brand’s impressive design, elegant interiors, and advanced safety features.
“The automaker has also invested heavily in the research and development of new energy vehicles, focusing on technology development for conventional and hybrid vehicles. We are sure that it is deemed to be a best seller in Oman, setting the benchmark for functionality, technology, and comfort.”
About CHANGAN Automobile and it’s R&D capability
With world-class R&D facilities, CHANGAN develops products that are advanced, high-tech, innovative, fashionable, safe, and deliver a strong performance.
Each year CHANGAN invests 5 per cent of the annual sales revenue for product R&D and with continuous efforts has built a global collaborative R&D network with various priorities.
CHANGAN has been ranked No.1 in R&D capability in China’s automotive industry for the past ten years. It has 3 R&D centers in China’s Chongqing, Shanghai, and Beijing; and 4 overseas facilities in Turin of Italy, Yokohama of Japan, Nottingham of UK and Detroit USA.
Supported by intelligent driving, intelligent interconnection, and intelligent interaction technologies, it is building an intelligent vehicle platform in stages.
CHANGAN has been vigorously developing new energy and intelligent vehicles. CHANGAN uses Bluecore Powertrain technology based on the principles of power, clean and quiet to provide customers with a product that is highly efficient and energy-saving.
CHANGAN Testing Track
A world-class track that has the most complete and comprehensive Test Field in China for testing its models.
With an investment of USD 0.29 Billion, it has 70 kinds of test routes and each test route is about 4.5 Kms. It covers 2.2 million m2 of total area with unique roads for high-speed testing, off-road testing for 4WD vehicles, brake test lane, noise test track, general comfort road, durability test track, standard gradient road, abnormal sound test, and traction test road.
CHANGAN actively seeks global partnership and built joint ventures including CHANGAN Suzuki (in 1993), CHANGAN Ford (in 2001), Jiangling Holdings (in 2004), CHANGAN Mazda (in 2005) and CHANGAN PSA (in 2010).
Among the models launched in Oman are Hi-Tech and Trendy, Efficient and Clean, Safe and Smart: CHANGAN CS 95: A high-performance seven-seater SUV; CHANGAN CS 85 Coupe: a high-end SUV; CHANGAN CS 75: SUV with luxury cabin; CHANGAN CS 35 plus: An Interactive and social SUV and CHANGAN Eado: C-segment family sedan.
CHANGAN CS 95
CS95 is the flagship model of CHANGAN and is a perfect 7-Seater SUV for a large modern family who wants to travel in luxury with business class comfort in all road conditions with its intelligent 4WD system. Under the hood is a BLUECORE 2.0L turbocharged engine mated with a 6 speed AT which produces a 233 horsepower and a 360 Nm of torque. CS95 is loaded with endless features and have numerous advantages over its segment competition.
CHANGAN CS 85 Coupe
CS 85 is a sporty coupe designed SUV which reflects one’s personality. Packed with a 2.0L turbocharged engines which produces 233 horses and 360 Nm of torque. An 8 speed AT will redefine the definition of smoothness. Style and fashion will be the new Constant in your life.
CHANGAN CS 75
CS 75 is a perfect combination of dynamism and intelligence for professionals, families or avid travelers who wants to explore new places every day. The intelligent All Wheel drive system will help you conquer different terrains for breath-taking views. Travel in luxury and comfort to explore the beauty of nature and relax in the lap of mother earth. CS 75 comes with a 1.8 L Turbocharged engine which produces 177 Hp and 245 Nm of torque and is mated with a 6 speed AT.
CHANGAN CS 35
CS 35 Plus is a youthful SUV for young generation who is spirited, passionate, social and wants to become the influencers of their time. Available in vibrant colours with segment first features, it is much ahead of its time. Energetic like the youth, it is packed with a 1.4 L Turbo charged engine which produces 155 Hp and 260 Nm of torque and fitted with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) to always keep you ahead of the segment competition.
Eado, a C-segment sedan built to charm the families with its appealing exterior, luxury and spacious interior, interactive dashboard, driver assist features for utmost safety is more than just a saloon. Under the hood is a 1.6L engine which produces 126 hp and 168 Nm of torque mated with a 6 speed AT for one of the most comfortable rides. With a boot space of 500 L and 35 storage spaces inside the car, Eado is always ready to give you the comfort of your home anywhere you go.