About Changan

Changan US HeadquartersChangan Automobile entered the Chinese automobile industry in 1959 when it began building the Changjiang Type 46 small SUV under contract to the Chinese government.  The company entered the commercial market with its Star mini pickup in 1984.  Over the years, Changan expanded its model lineup to include a range of coupes, sedans, MPVs, SUVs, CUVs, and commercial vehicles sold in China, Russia, Chile, Columbia, Peru, Uruguay, Egypt, and Azerbaijan. Changans have been well received in the marketplace, as evidenced by the 10 million units sold since launch. With twelve major production complexes - including 32 vehicle assembly and engine plants - the company now produces and sells more than a million Changan-branded vehicles annually.


Additionally, Changan is engaged in joint ventures with Ford, Mazda, Suzuki, and PSA in China. The company has assets of approximately 128 billion RMB (20.6 billion USD) and 80,000 employees worldwide.

The Changan US R&D Center, a US-based subsidiary wholly owned by Changan Automobile, began operations in January 2011 in Plymouth, Michigan. Ours is the first research and development center to be established by a Chinese automaker in Michigan. It joins Changan's other global R&D centers located in Turin, Italy, Yokohama, Japan, Birmingham, England, and Chinese centers located in Chongqing, Shanghai, and Beijing.