On January 19, 2013, Changan EADO was awarded the "CCTV Compact Car of the Year 2012" during the 2012 CCTV Car of the Year Selection amid competition from many joint ventures and indigenous brands. This is the 8th edition of the "CCTV Car of the Year 2012 Selection" since 2004. As one of the most popular and recognized car award ceremony, the CCTV Car of the Year 2012 Selection's judging committee comprised of over a hundred professional experts, including 30 domestic automotive experts, 50 senior automotive journalists and 20 automobile industry representatives, to ensure that the awardees are deserving of their victory.
Changan EADO received the unanimous endorsement of the judges and won the award by its stylish design, excellent safety performance and low energy consumption. EADO, as Changan's key strategic model, was launched after being in development for three years by more than 200 experts from Changan's global R&D centres. Shining in safety performance, EADO is equipped with advanced configurations and technologies including ESP (Electronic Stability Program), 10 airbag protection points, and HEEAB High Efficient Energy Absorption Body, becoming the first model to achieve the 2012 C-NCAP new five-star safety certification.