Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI) has unleashed its UNI line of crossovers for the local market. This comprises the 2023 Uni-T compact and 2023 Uni-K midsize models that feature a futuristic design.
Changan Uni-T compact crossover
The unveiling of the automaker’s latest offerings coincided with the inauguration of CMPI’s national headquarters at the Auto Resources Center (ARC) in Calamba, Laguna, which together represent a show of force for the Chinese automaker.
Changan Uni-K midsize crossover
Along with the UNI-V compact sedan, the Uni-T and Uni-K form Changan’s UNI-series of vehicles for the Chinese market. The Uni-T was first previewed at the 2017 Auto Shanghai exhibition, while the Uni-K was first seen at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show as the Vision-V Concept.
The Uni-T flaunts Changan’s Vision V design language with an aesthetic straight out of a science-fiction film. The front fascia features a visually striking diamond-shaped borderless front grille, surrounded on both ends by LED headlamps and daytime running lights. Meanwhile, the Uni-K adopts a more elegant Hexagonal Grille Pattern Design, bordered by Starship headlamps and Trident Daytime Running Lights.
The Uni-T's daytime running lights give off an otherworldly look
Black body cladding along the profile can be seen on the Uni-T, seemingly emphasizing its nature as a sportier counterpart to the more urbane Uni-K. Door handles on both models lie flush with the rest of the body, popping up when the vehicle senses the key nearby.
The Uni-K features a hands-free automatic power tailgate
Up top, the Uni-T boasts an extra-large panoramic glass roof that terminates in a V-shaped rear spoiler featuring a swept-back wing design not just for appearances but to improve airflow and stability. On the other hand, the Uni-K uses an Airship-shaped spoiler on top of the rear glass, which in turn is mounted on an automatic tailgate activated by sweeping the foot under the rear bumper.
The Uni-T rides on a set of 19-inch wheels, while the Uni-K is equipped with massive 21-inch alloys.
Both crossovers feature a smart cockpit that offers room for up to five occupants. Seats are draped in leather, with front occupants benefitting from power adjustment as well as ventilation features.
Both models feature a high-tech interior
The rear bench seats can be split folded to accommodate longer items than what the standard cargo compartment can fit. Single-zone climate control is available on the Uni-T, while dual-zone climate control is standard on the Uni-K.
Tech & Safety
The Uni-T surrounds the driver with a bank of touchscreens, starting with the 10.3-inch LCD information cluster behind the squarish multi-function steering wheel. This is accompanied by an equally sized infotainment screen that features Android Mirror Link, navigation, and voice commands, patched to six speakers.
Voice command comes standard on both the Uni-T and Uni-K
Meanwhile on the Uni-K, the instrument cluster is divided into three screens, the biggest of which is a 10.25-inch display at the center. This is complemented by a 12.3-inch touchscreen monitor that includes Bluetooth, Android Mirror Link, and voice commands, connected to a 12-speaker setup. A 15-watt wireless charging pad is available on both models, in addition to three USB ports.
Six airbags are offered, along with an advanced driver assistance system that qualifies for Level 2 autonomous driving
Six airbags are standard on both the Uni-T and Uni-K, joined by anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability control, traction control, hill hold assist, and hill descent control. These are enhanced by an advanced driver assistance system including Blind Spot Detection Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Automated Emergency Braking, making both models capable of Level 2 autonomous driving.
Engine & Drivetrain
Powering the Uni-T is a 1.5-liter Blue Core turbocharged gasoline engine that features direct injection technology, propelling the crossover with 176 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. This is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, while Normal, Eco, and Drive modes allow for optimum flexibility in a range of driving scenarios.
The Changan Uni-T uses a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection
Under the hood of the Uni-K is a 2.0-liter Blue Core direct-injection gasoline turbo power unit rated at 229 horsepower and 390 Nm of torque. The engine works in concert with an 8-speed shift-by-wire automatic gearbox and a switchable four-wheel drivetrain.
Changan Philippines is offering the 2023 Uni-T compact crossover for Php 1,679,000, while the 2023 Uni-K midsize crossover retails for Php 2,719,000. Both models are available for indent order at all authorized Changan dealerships in the country.
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Know more about Changan
Changan Motor Philippines Inc. was officially launched in the market in November 2020. It offers a total of five vehicles, with one electric vehicle. It offers the following vehicles: Alsvin subcompact sedan, CS35 Plus subcompact crossover, CS75 compact crossover, CS95 7-seater midsize SUV, and the Eado EV460 electric vehicle. You can browse Philkotse.com to learn more about Changan models, the latest prices, and available promos, as well as the latest news, reviews, updated specs, and other information.
Joseph Paolo Estabillo