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The Changan X7 Plus offers room for your active lifestyle and more

A feature-packed three-row crossover for P1,399,000

Need an affordable yet capable three-row crossover? Consider the Changan X7 Plus. PHOTO BY JUSTIN YOUNG

In the world of crossovers, bigger is often better. Especially for those with growing families and active lifestyles, a larger SUV will be a better choice over a small one.

With the Changan X7 Plus, there’s room for the family and more as it is the brand’s first three-row SUV. And more than just being a seven-passenger SUV, it also has more than a few tricks up its sleeve.

Sleek head-turning looks will make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YOUNG

Changan’s “surge flow” grille takes center stage with the front fascia, setting a distinctive look that’s flanked by stacked LED headlamps. Red accents and 18-inch wheels add to the sporty aesthetic, setting the tone for an exciting drive.

This powertrain is ready to give you enough power at a moment's notice. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YOUNG

There’s no lack of power under the hood as the X7 Plus uses a 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line-four rated at 185hp and 300Nm.

Matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the drivetrain is smooth and efficient in urban settings, but can quickly put the power down when the road opens up.

This vehicle has a comfortable ride. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YOUNG

An independent front suspension and a rear multilink system provide a stable and comfortable ride and even some spirited driving in the twisties when the opportunity permits.

Stability control and disc brakes with ABS provide reliable stopping power whether the road is dry or wet.

A fresh-looking cockpit with an intuitive layout. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YOUNG

The X7 Plus’s cabin is as soothing as its exterior is exciting. A sweeping, shelf-style dashboard—with a 12.3-inch touchscreen and a wide center console—provides all the information you need at a glance, and access to frequently used functions like the audio system and the climate control is child’s play.

All the tech you want in a modern crossover. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YOUNG

The X7 Plus has a sophisticated 3D camera system, enabling you to switch cameras as needed, while also functioning as a drive recorder so you don’t need a separate dashcam.

Smart keyless entry, tire pressure monitoring system, and remote engine start are among the big seven-seater’s highlights.

There's enough room for everyone inside the spacious cabin. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YOUNG

Of course, the main feature is how roomy it really is—and also how easy it is to configure according to your needs.

The second row is split 60:40, with seats that can be individually reclined and slid forward or backward to make more room.

A quick-release tab on each side allows easy access to the third-row bench. The latter is split 50:50, so you can also recline or fold each seat back as needed.

Haul a lot of stuff even with passengers inside. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YOUNG

How roomy is it? With all the seats up, there’s still space behind the third row for 280L of cargo. Fold the third row down and that goes up to 780L. Of course, fold both the second- and third-row seats down and that number increases dramatically.

You can easily put bicycles, balikbayan boxes, Christmas trees, and crates in the back by just folding down any number of seats for your needs.

This crossover offers great value for its price tag. PHOTO BY JUSTIN YOUNG

Finally, the biggest surprise with the X7 Plus is the bottom line: Priced at just P1,399,000, Changan is punching above its weight with this overachieving SUV.

A great warranty and excellent after-sales support will also reassure buyers who may be trying Changan for the first time. Check out the Changan X7 Plus at a dealership near you, and find out if this is the SUV that fits your lifestyle.

This article was produced in partnership with Changan Auto Philippines.


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