On June 11th, Changan Eado XT achieved outstanding results in the Peru National Rally. Relying on the car's excellent performance, as well as the skills of rally driver Mario Hart, Eado XT won the competition at the first station in one hour and 19 minutes.
The 18th Chongqing International Auto Show kicked off on June 7, 2016. Changan displayed its 26 high-quality models in the show, including the Raeton Intelligence Edition, Raeton Pilotless, 2016 Alsvin V7, and CS95. The all-star lineup has made Changan the biggest attraction at the Chongqing Auto Show.
Changan's Colombian distributor Com Automotriz has been conducting a series of outdoor road shows and indoor displays in major cites like Bogota, Cali, Barranquilla, and Pereira. This initiative has been implemented to boost momentum in a difficult market, increase sales, move inventory, and raise brand awareness. As of now, we've collected information from 228 customers. We've also secured 31 orders.
On the evening of May 18th, Changan Automobile held a spectacular new model launch ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Politicians, major clients, media organizations, and potential customers were invited. Around 300 people attended including Liuqing Zhao - Economic Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Saudi Arabia, Feng Xiao - Vice President of Changan International, Ali Ibrahim Almajdouie and Abdullah Ali Almajdouie - Chairman and President of the Almajdouie Group, Changan's retailer in Saudi Arabia. Other company representatives were also in attendance.
On May 15th, more than 21,000 participants took their places at the starting line of the Changan sponsored International Marathon in Peru. The event kicked off with a spectacular two-day opening ceremony in Lima's famous water park. Later, an excited crowd of spectators gathered at the marathon to support the diverse group of runners.
On April 25th, the 14th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition opened its doors to an excited crowd. Changan Automobile exhibited several popular models including the driverless car that traveled over 2,000 kilometers to to reach the event, demonstrating the brand's expertise in automotive technology.
On April 17th, the first race of the Chinese Circuit Off-Road Championship (COC) took place in Sichuan Nanxi, China. A number of automakers participated including Changan, which was represented by the CS75 - one of the brand's most popular vehicles.
On April 12, 2016, a Changan Raeton sedan began an autonomous demonstration drive. This driverless test drive departed Changan's General Research Institute in Chongqing, China and concluded in Beijing. At the journey's completion on April 17th, the autonomous car had covered over 2,000 kilometers. This road demonstration made Changan the first Chinese automaker to have developed and tested an autonomous vehicle on a long distance drive.
The Changan CS15 Launch Conference was held in Beijing on April 6th. The conference was presented as big stage play which artfully related how the CS15 metamorphosed from a dream to a successful reality. At the conference, Changan Automobile joined with reporters from all over the country and students from People's University to witness the excellence of CS15.
Changan Automobile's Chongqing International Marathon got underway at precisely 8:00 am on March 20th, 2016. The event included a full marathon (42.195 km), a half marathon (21.0975 km) and a mini marathon run (5 km). The event attracted more than 30,000 runners. Led by Xu Liuping, Chairman of Changan Automobile, 700 Changan employees participated in the Chongqing International Marathon, demonstrating the steadfastness and perseverance of the Changan team.