DHS Autos Limited will act as the official exclusive distributor of Changan Automobiles in Bangladesh. A press release informed that an agreement has been signed between the representative of Changan Automobiles in Bangladesh and the Managing Director of DHS Autos Limited.
DHS Autos is affiliated with the established DHS Group, which has already entered the four-wheeler segment in the country and has further plans to invest heavily in a two-wheeler assembly plant in the near future. For all car details please visit Car Price in Bangladesh page.
Changan will initially launch three models in Bangladesh. The three models are a sedan, a premium pick-up, and a mid-size SUV. Changan in Bangladesh plans to add two more vehicles by the end of the year. Their mission is to provide customers with advanced and economical vehicles at an affordable price point.
Both Changan and DHS Auto are committed to providing top-notch after-sales service and warranty for maximum customer satisfaction. DHS Autos is investing in automobile assembly plants to further reduce costs and manufacture some models locally as per Changan International Corporation standards and guidelines,” said a DHS Autos representative.
Chang’an Automobiles, headquartered in Chongqing, is counted among the four major state-owned automobile manufacturers in China. Since it built its first production vehicle in 1959, Changan currently has 15 manufacturing bases, and 35 vehicle engines and transmission plants across multiple continents.
For the past decade, Changan has been the top-ranked automaker in China for its research and development capacity. It boasts an impressive 10,000+ R&D experts working in various specialized centers around the world. With its substantial investments in innovation and technology, Changan has become the second most popular vehicle brand in China.
Aiming to be progressive, smart, and eco-friendly, Changan aims to electrify its lineup to achieve 35% of sales from new energy vehicles by 2025. With this goal in mind, Changan recently formed a joint venture with battery maker Hauwei and CATL to launch the electric vehicle brand Avatar. The partnership is predicted to accelerate the growth and modernization of China’s smart new energy vehicles, as well as the launch of multiple brand-new products in the near future.
By 2023, Changan expects sales volume from its wide product selection to reach 2.8 million units compared to 2.34 million units sold in the previous year. To reach this goal, Changan is aggressively pursuing its expansion into the right-hand drive market, including Bangladesh.
Over the past few years, Changan has opened overseas assembly plants in 8 countries such as Pakistan and Egypt. DHS Autos will work with Changan to become a pioneer among brands entering the automobile industry in Bangladesh.
Changan’s petrol-powered SUV, the Oshan X7, will be available in two seating options: 5-seater and 7-seater. The X7 has a 1.5-liter turbo engine that delivers 131 kW of power and 300 N⋅m of torque. Additionally, the car is equipped with a 7-speed DCT transmission.
In conjunction with the launch of DHS Autos, a sedan will also be unveiled – the Changan Alsvin. This car is powered by a 1.5L petrol engine that delivers 145 Nm of torque and a 5-speed DCT transmission. Front-wheel drive has an output of 106 hp at 5500 rpm.
DHS Autos has announced that they expect to start operations by the end of 2023, with all models available for booking soon.