All-new UNI-T joins Changan PH's sleek crossover lineup
Changan Motor Philippines Inc (CMPI) is pulling out all the stops just before 2022 ends. After launching the all-new CS55 Plus earlier this year, CMPI has launched another crossover, the all-new UNI-T.
Alongside the flagship UNI-K which was also revealed today, it features the brand's latest design language, a sleek and high-tech cabin, a turbocharged engine under the hood, and intelligent driver aids that provide an extra blanket of security while on the road.
Beginning with its exterior, the UNI-T comes with space-age inspired design that is highlighted by a diamond-shaped borderless grille that reflects Changa's Vision-V Concept. Accompanying it are sharp LED daytime running lights and bumper-mounted LED headlights. Around the back, it gets a unique pair of wraparound LED taillights, a distinct diffuser that's joined by four exhaust pipe finishers, and a V-shaped rear spoiler that adds to the UNI-T's sporty looks. Last but not least, the UNI-T has flush door handles that are hidden away from view when the vehicle is locked.
Pop the doors open and occupants are greeted by a pair of digital displays – one serves as the instrument cluster while the other is the touchscreen infotainment system. The seats, on the other hand, are upholstered in leather complete with red contrast stitching which further highlights the vehicle's sporty look.
Other neat features present inside the UNI-T crossover include a D-cut leather steering wheel, a push-start button, an electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, a padded center armrest, a 6-speaker sound system, and a digital climate control system. To give drivers peace of mind while parking, the UNI-T is equipped with Auto Parking Assist which can be activated to complete a rear parking maneuver, hands-free.
Powering the UNI-T crossover is a 1.5-liter turbocharged BlueCore four-cylinder engine. It makes 179 PS with 300 Nm of torque and is coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Complementing the powertrain are selectable drive modes that include Normal, Eco, and Sport.
Like the UNI-K, the UNI-T is also equipped with a wide array of intelligent driver aids. Called the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), it comes with blind spot detection warning, lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking, integrated adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, front collision warning, lane departure warning, and rear-cross traffic alert. It even comes with electronic stability control for extra peace of mind in case of emergency situations.
The 2023 Changan UNI-T is now available at dealerships and has a sticker price of PHP 1.679 million.