Each year Changan invests 5% of its annual sales revenue in product R&D and the total investment has amounted to RMB 49.6 billion during the 11th and 12th five-year plan periods. Changan invested 2 billion RMB and built an international standard vehicle test field in Chongqing Dianjiang District.
According to an assessment made by the NDFC (National Development and Reform Commission, the state-acknowledged technical center), Changan scored 93.6, ranking third of the automotive industry and its R&D capability taking the first position of the industry continuously for ten years. Changan has applied for a total of 10,311 patents including 2,918 patens of invention (as of 2018.04).
Three green technical labels of fashion, intelligence and green plus numerous fundamental technologies, including crash safety, NVH, CAE, testing, body, chassis, electrics, light weight, etc.