In order to understand Changan M9 Karvaan MPV here are few insight you need to know in Automotive World. Noticing the trend of vehicle buying in the past few years there is one thing evident in market and that is people tend to buy vehicles that can maximize the servings in daily utilities. To put it more clearly, sedans are replaced by crossover SUV vehicles for maximum space and their compatibility, Similarly MPV which stands for Multi-Purpose Vehicle are taking over the market because of the fact that they can accommodate 6-7 persons easily or act as luggage carrier during your visit to grab supplies from the store to shifting at a new place or simply loading your stuff to move around. The point is that MPV vehicles are not only affordable but also very useful especially if you have a big family. The MPV’s are common across the American and European markets however when it comes to Asian market they were a rare sight until now. Recently the automotive manufacturers have been working on introducing their MPV’s into these new markets to fill the market gap of MPV vehicles.
Among the list of MPV manufacturers lies Changan, an A class Chinese Auto manufacturer that claims position among the big four of China. Changan has been into motor business since 157 years when it was founded in 1862. However in the past years the world has come to know of this company due to its joint ventures with companies like Ford, Suzuki and a French Automobile Giant PSA better known as Peugeot Citroen. Changan manufacturer all different type of vehicles from small cars to sedans, SUV, electric vehicles and MPV’s. However the point of interest in this article is an MPV introduced by Changan in 2018 which is currently on its way into international markets.
The Changan introduced M9 Karvaan into MPV category during the year 2018. It is a 5-door multi-tasking vehicle to be used for a number of purposes. Let’s say you need to grab supplies for the house or shift into another place, M9 Karvaan has enough room to cater your needs. Similarly due to its 6 seats sitting space it can easily accommodate a large family. In addition these vehicles are also used by the local sales man to put in the stuff and distribute it in the market therefore as a loader vehicle. The factor which allows such multi-purposing on the M9 Karvaan is due to its cheap price with compatibility therefore the M9 Karvaan is basically a useful resourceful individual vehicle to cater all needs.
When it comes to talking about technical features of car rather than usage and user review, it again provides satisfaction in terms of figures and number.
The exterior is styled pretty much like a van which is common in all MPV vehicles. The front comes in a fish shape headlamps with a big front grill stretching from one headlamp to other. Just beneath the headlamps fits the front bumper in black color with another grill below. The lower portion of bumper contains fog-lamps.
As soon as you enter the cabin you will notice a black plastic-dashboard with two small clusters in meter. The gear is placed at conventional lower central position whereas the vehicle has a simple manual controls for cooling. Heating and other controls with no multimedia panel.
Engine & Transmission:
Changan M9 Karvaan comes with 1.0L 4-Cylinder Engine which generates 68hp @6000 rpm. It has a simple 5MT transmission. The steering wheel is based on 4-spoke rack & pinion.
Suspension and Braking:
Changan M9 Karvaan comes with Macpherson independent suspension at front with Leaf spring suspension at rear wheels. The front wheels have Disc while the rear have drum brakes.
With a long wheelbase of 2560mm it has 3980mm, 1620mm and 1890mm of length, width and height respectively.
Features and Safety:
When it comes to features of Changan M9 Karvaan it comes with 2 speakers, cup holders, Radio/Aux, 2 sun visors at front and most importantly Dual-AC.
Taking about safety and comfort the Changan M9 Karvaan has to offer it is equipped with anti-theft steering lock for starters. A three-point seatbelt for all 6 seats with a safety reminder for driver seatbelt. Whereas it fits the 14-inches rim into its 175/70R14LT tyres.