Each year Changan invest 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 internation standard vehicle test field in Chongqing Dianjiand District.
According to and assessment made by the NDFC (National Development and Reform Commission, the state-acknowledged techinical center), Changan scored 93.6, ranking thrid 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.