In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary for the implementation of the Government Procurement Law of the People's Republic of China and the foundation of Government Procurement Information Newspaper, the eighth national government procurement conference and the "double 1oth" celebration organized jointly by the Government Procurement Information Newspaper and Government Procurement Information Network were held in Beijing from December 23 to December 25, 2012. More than 200 officials and guests from the central and local governments such as the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Finance, Chinese government procurement center, and the Ministry of public security police equipment procurement center, top leaders of excellent suppliers and government procurement centers of more than 30 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the central government and cities specifically designated in the state attended this meeting, and had in-depth discussion on the ten-year achievements and the macro trend of government procurement.
In the meeting, representatives from Changan Passenger Car Sales Business Department had deep discussion with the present leaders, and gave detailed explanation on RAETON’s excellent performance and its high-end, comfort, and safe business configurations, which has been highly praised by the leaders and guests. Changan’s first middle and high end sedan RAETON won the most recommended model for ‘2013 annual government procurement of indigenous innovation models’ in this meeting by its outstanding performance and exquisite quality. This is the first prize for RAETON since being launched, which shows not only the first recognition by the government procurement departments, but also the high expectations on the development of RAETON in the automobile industry.
During the meeting, the present officials and guests appreciated and test-drove Changan RAETON. Beijing’s fierce wind can’t stop people’s passion of visiting Changan’s stand. In the survey of automobile forum, more than 90% of the guests gave very good evaluation on Changan's car. “The car is suitable for government procurement ",” the car is comparable to the joint venture brands", such real appreciation can be heard on and on. There’s even an official who was very satisfied when first seeing RAETON, wanted to buy one for family use, and strongly recommended his organization to appreciate and test drive this car. From this we can see how high attention and how strong attraction RAETON gets after its debut. With its official launch for sale in 2013, RAETON will surely become a dark horse in government procurement, and become a new benchmark for government procurement industry.
Glorious Past, Creative Future
Born in Self-Strengthening Movement, well known in the War of Resistance Against Japan, grew up in New China and flourished in reform and opening up, spanning over 3 centuries and going on a long journey of 150 years, Changan became one of China’s first camp automobile companies from the pioneer of modern industry, and is trying its best to "build a world-class auto enterprise". According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) statistics, among world automobile enterprise indigenous production & sales rankings in 2011, Changan ranked number thirteen in the world, and number one in China. The result of China brand value research in 2012 (the eighteenth session) shows that Changan automobile brand value is of RMB 34.63 Billion Yuan, ranking among top ten Chinese enterprises. By continuing its "historical gene", and insisting on independent innovation, Changan has established a development pattern of “Nine Locations in Five Countries” which are located in China (Chongqing, Shanghai, Beijing, Harbin, Jiangxi), Turin in Italy, Nottingham in UK, Detroit in the US and Yokohama in Japan, and it also has State Key Laboratories for crash test and NVH, and 10 experts from “One Thousand Elite Talents” plan. Changan Automobile’s R & D capability has ranked number one in China’s automobile industry for two consecutive sessions after being jointly appraised by five ministries including the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Development and Reform Commission.
Changan RAETON is unfolding its charm after long accumulation
Leaving the assemble line on December 1st in Beijing base, RAETON, Changan’s first high-end sedan (1.8T), meets the requirement in "double 18" new regulations specified for government procurement, representing a perfect model for the official car market, and a " valuable mid and high-end sedan” well built by Changan via gathering 150 years of spirit, global R & D resources from nine locations in five countries, and global leading suppliers. It is the latest and most excellent achievement of Changan’s independent innovation; its technical performance and styling have reached internationally advanced level, comparable to many joint venture brands.
Changan RAETON is 4920mm long, 1825mm wide and 1500mm high, with a wheelbase of 2800mm, and spacious and comfortable space. In terms of configurations, Changan RAETON is equipped with electronic parking brake, keyless start and one button ignition, DVD and GPS navigation system, reverse video system and cruise control system, plus rear seat with A/C vent. For power, Changan RAETON is equipped with the new BlueCore VVT. BlueCore 1.5L aluminum engine has a maximum power of 84KW, maximum torque of 145N.m. Its power per litre is in the leading position in the same class car, applying DOHC and D-VVT technologies.