Astana Motors becomes authorized distributor of Changan brand in Kazakhstan
Silkway Auto Kazakhstan, a part of Astana Motors, has been authorized to be a representative of the automobile brand Changan (PRC) in Kazakhstan. Silkway Auto Kazakhstan and Changan International Corporation have signed a distributor agreement.
Changan is one of the largest automotive companies in China. According to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), group sales of Changan International Corporation rank first among Chinese auto brands globally. The company today is one of the technology leaders in the international automotive industry: investments in research and development have accounted for more than 5% of the group's global revenue over the past 16 years.
Nine specialized research and design centers of the company in 6 countries jointly create cars for buyers from more than 70 countries worldwide. Changan plants meet the highest global production standards.
Changan International Corporation has established several working alliance with the leading high-tech companies in the world. The global plans of the auto group include 3 million cars sold per year by 2025 where 35% of the vehicles are electric cars. By 2030, the company is planning to sell 4.5 million cars per year with 60% of those being electric cars.
“We are seeing an increasing interest towards the brands within the Astana Motors portfolio among our customers and we are expanding our business horizons to offer more high-quality cars in the domestic market. Changan International Corporation is a vehicle manufacturer with a century-long history and impressive sales volumes exceeding 20 million vehicles sold all over the world. The worldwide recognition of Changan promises that jointly we will build a successful history of the brand in the Kazakh market,” says Beknur Nessipbayev, General Director of Astana Motors.
“Astana Motors has a reputation of a leader in the Kazakhstan automotive market. The thirty-year history of the company's successful cooperation with global automotive brands is an evidence of its rich experience and high professionalism of the team. I am confident that our joint efforts will allow Kazakhstan buyers to fully appreciate the high level of Changan cars and services in compliance with the world brand standards,” said Max Song, CEO of Changan International Corporation.
Cars for the Changan dealer network will begin to arrive directly from China plants in September this year, when the Changan dealer center, designed according to the new brand standards, opens its doors in the new Mycar Kuldzhinka auto center in Almaty. The address of Mycar Kuldzhinka – Kuldzhinsky tract, 108/10.
The official distributor is planning to expand the chain to ten dealers in Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Atyrau, Karagandy, Kostanay, Pavlodar, Uralsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Shymkent by the end of this year. Eight more dealer centers will open in Aktobe, Aktau, Taraz, Kyzylorda, Petropavlovsk, Kokshetau, Semey, and Taldykorgan by the end of 2023.
The model range will include compact CS35PLUS and CS55 SUVs, CS75FLmid-size SUV, as well as the new technological flagman-model of Changan – UNI-K SUV, designed by a European design bureau in Turin. The model has been highly appreciated by first owners in China for its enhanced system, ergonomics, comfort and ultramodern design. The vehicle configuration data for the Kazakh market will be posted later.
“Changan has 160 years of history, and it is an honor for us to represent the oldest and at the same time one of the most progressive vehicle brands of China. The brand name in Chinese means "long-term" – Chang and "safety" – An, and this is the key advantage of Changan cars – time-proved quality. The brand’s global mission lies in intellectual technologies and energy efficiency. We intend to maintain these values in Kazakhstan, expand the dealer chain, offer high-tech cars of high safety and modern design and to ensure high-quality services for our customers,” notes Sergey Galkin, Director of Silkway Auto Kazakhstan.
|CHANGAN В ЦИФРАХ|
|Top-4||One of the top four vehicle manufacturers in China|
|20 mln||More than 20 mln vehicles sold worldwide|
|2 mln||One of the top four vehicle manufacturers in China|
|90 thous||90 thous employees working at 33 sites all over the world|
|10 thous||More than 10 thous engineers and process engineers from 24 countries|
|180||180 laboratories in 6 different countries|
|9||9 research centers in 6 countries in the world|
|14 366||14,366 patents, including 4,701 inventions|
|9||9 engine families of own design|
|4 mln||4 mln road tests and 12,300 fault detection tests for each new model|
For more information on Changan in Kazakhstan dial 7007, the number of 24/7 Astana Motors help desk.