Elaf Motors, the authorised distributor of Changan Automobiles in Qatar, held an exclusive, attendance-by-invitation-only event at the Westin Hotel, to launch the Changan brand in Qatar. Revealed to the general public for the first time on Sunday, the 3rd of November 2019, the Changan cars on display made a last impression among the attendees.
The launch ceremony was a huge success with Mr Abdul Aziz Al Attiya, the Chairman of Elaf Motors, officially launching the brand with an inspiring speech about his confidence in the success Changan brand followed by riveting presentations from Mr Isam El-Bashier of Elaf Motors and Mr Vinnie, Regional Vice-President of Changan. Numbered among the guests were several prominent figures such as the Chinese Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Zhou Jian, who met with Mr Abdul Aziz Al-Attiya to congratulate him on the new launch and Mr Ahmad Al-Mutawa, Chairman of the Al-Mutawa Group, the sole distributors of Changan in Kuwait. Other guests consisted of exclusively selected enthusiasts who were suitably thrilled and amazed by the stunning styles and practicality of the cars and many expressed their admiration for the festivities of the launch ceremony itself which included a stunning display of Chinese drummers as well as a musician playing a traditional Chinese instrument.
Elaf Motors unveiled four Changan car models starting with the mid-sized sedan, EADO followed by the entry-level SUV, CS35 and then the mid-sized SUV, the CS75 and finally the full-sized SUV, CS95. The cars dazzled everyone present with their unique and stylish designs as well as the sheer number of features and technology present in all the models.
The mid-sized sedan, Changan Eado features the H16EB, 1.6L engine with power output figures of 126 HP and 168Nm of torque and offers such attractive features as a multi-functional, leather-trimmed steering wheel, adjustable driver and passenger seats, driver seat memory, TPMS, 10” touch screen, cruise control, parking sensors and much more. The compact SUV, Changan CS35 featuring a Blue Core DVVT 1.6L engine also won hearts with its striking design and feature-rich offerings like comfortable leather seats, dual airbags, Radar Parking Assistance System, parking sensors, rear-view camera and more. The CS35 has a power output of 125 HP with 160Nm of torque.
The launch ceremony also showcased the mid-sized SUV, the Changan CS75 in a striking red colour that grabbed attention immediately. The CS75 on display comes equipped with a D18T 1.8L turbo-charged engine with 4WD technology and offers a power output of 245HP and 230Nm of torque. The CS75 also features elegant 19” allow wheels, LED DRLs, power-folding side-view mirrors, panoramic sunroof, leather-trimmed multi-functional steering wheel, 10” touch-screen, 360-degree view camera and more.
The show-stealer was the high-end Changan CS95 with its bold look and plethora of features to suit every need. The CS95 is offered with a D20TGDI 2.0L engine with a power output of 233 HP and 360Nm of torque. The SUV is well known for its comfort, convenience and safety features like Panoramic sunroof, Power tailgate, seat massager with cooling and ventilation, 8-way adjustable driver seat, Automatic Parking Assist, Lane Departure Warning System, 360-degree panoramic image camera, Wi-Fi system and many others.
Mr Abdul Aziz Al-Attiya, the Chairman of Elaf Motors, expressed his absolute confidence in the success of the Changan brand by saying, “I have every confidence that Changan cars will do well in the Qatar market with their unique and striking designs and practical features. The Changan cars have a robust nature, cater to the tastes of today’s consumers and come equipped with a host of safety features. With Changan’s many years of engineering experience and Elaf Motors’ extensive knowledge and customer-centric business model, Changan Qatar will undoubtedly number among the top automotive dealers in Qatar.”
Mr Vinnie, Regional Vice-president of Changan also commented on the launch of the Changan Qatar brand, stating, “Changan is extremely proud to partner with Elaf Motors, an automotive dealer with tremendous knowledge of the local market and commendable experience in the fields of car sales, customer service and business efficiency. I have complete confidence that the values and mission of the Changan brand will be well preserved by Elaf Motors and that soon Changan will be a household name in Qatar.”
The Changan showroom is now open for members of the public and is located on Salwa Road. For those interested in visiting, the showroom timings are 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday to Thursday. For more information, interested parties are encouraged to visit the dealer's social media pages, Changan Qatar.