2021 Changan UNI T SUV (1st Generation)
- Expected Launch: June 2021
- Expected Price: 40-50 lac PKR
Changan Motors in Pakistan is working on something big for its customers as their Facebook page updated on the 16th of April 2021. Changan Motors Pakistan changed their cover photo with a caption written as FUTURE, FORWARD AND FOREVER, and uploaded a picture with words THE FUTURE IS MORE THAN PIPEDREAMS AND BUZZWORD that means they want to bring a tangible future to Pakistan. Changan is working to implement the caption in a real sense, and these are not merely words. The company is working on bringing three new vehicles in Pakistan which are; SUV Oshan X7, SUV UNI T, and F70 Pickup truck. The story doesn’t end here as the public is excited to spot all these vehicles in Karachi last week. Changan Motors has imported CBUs of these vehicles so the company can test them on the roads of Pakistan. Now talking about the Changan SUV UNI T, which was launched back in China in June 2020, and now Changan is planning to launch it in Pakistan. We will have to wait for the official words for the launch of SUV UNI T. The SUV UNI T coming to Pakistan will be related to the globally available SUV UNI T, and today, we will discuss the features and specs of Changan UNI T available in international markets.
Trims & Variants:
Two variants of Changan UNI T available in China are the base model and the Sports model “(No Expected in Pakistan). The Base model comes with all the standard features, while the Sports model has been upgraded with an L3 autonomous driving system that offers a 5-millimeter-wave radar system, twelve ultrasonic radars, and six cameras those work to drive UNI T fully autonomously, even in the congested city. This is a great feature in the Sports model as autonomous driving is limited to highways only, but you can avail of it in congested city driving.
Engine, power & Tranmission:
The Changan SUV UNI T gets its power from a 1.5 liters turbocharged, 4-valves, 16-valves, direct injection, petrol engine that generates a maximum of 180 hp and a maximum torque of 300 Nm. It offers a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The base model offers a front-wheel-driving feature, while the Sports model offers a four-wheel-driving. The suspension system in Changan UNI T is MacPherson suspension at the front axles and the Multi-Link Independent suspension at the rear axles, while the braking system features ventilated discs on the front and discs brakes on the rear.
Performance & Drive:
The Changan SUV UNI T engine has been built on the national 6b-emission standards, and it offers a thermal efficiency of 40 percent. It delivers an efficient driving performance generating maximum power up to 180 hp. The dual-clutch transmission works gently with precise gear changes, and the overall performance of the vehicle is not affected. The suspension system of the Changan SUV UNI T has been designed to offer a smooth drive while absorbing all the odds and irregularities of the road. You can also drive it with a four-wheel-drive feature that makes the driving easy, powerful, and convenient, regardless of how rough the terrain is. Three driving modes are present; ECO, NORMAL, AND SPORTS, among which the ECO mode is energy-efficient if you want the best fuel average, Sports-mode rides the car with fast acceleration, and the Normal-mode opted for everyday tasks. Changan SUV UNI T can reach a maximum speed of 205 kilometers per hour and consumes petrol of 6.3 liters to give a mileage of 100 kilometers (13-15 kmpl). Changan SUV UNI T offers an Al-chip intelligent vehicle system that creates the best Intelligent interactive experience of human-computer technology. This system gives you the facility of an L3 autonomous driving system that provides a smarter-driving experience. There is a bright screen mounted that recognizes the fatigue and facial expressions of the driver and activates the L3 self-driving system accordingly. Once the self-driving system is activated, the driver does not have to keep his eyes continually on the road, and he can enjoy hands-free and feet-free driving. Some of the features given in this L3 autonomous driving are automated lane-changing, automatic vehicle following, and automated braking.
Exterior design and features:
The Changan SUV UNI T is 4515 millimeters long, 1870 mm wide with a wheelbase of 2710 millimeters. The basic design of UNI-T features a wind-resistant body with hidden door handles and the curved vehicle’s body integrated as one piece. The front end has a unique geometric grille and aggressive LED headlights. The roof-line is flowing down into the double waistline from the B pillars, and the rear has a slip-back design with tail-shape polygonal taillights and 2-sided trapezoid exhaust pipes that comes with a large diffuser at the bottom, dashed fog lamps, spoiler, and skid plates The higher-end trim offers twenty-inches alloy wheels that complete the sporty appearance of the vehicle.
Interior design and features:
The inside of Changan SUV UNI T has the latest technology introduced in it. There is n asymmetrical and T-shaped central console, and the steering wheel is D-shaped. The platform in the center is hollowed-out, so it gives an extra storage space to the passengers, and the joystick-like gear lever gives a sci-fi feel. As already mentioned above, Al Chips technology has introduced in the vehicle, and the vehicle’s cockpit is also a Smart Cockpit NPU Computing platform that works by directional speed recognition. A 10.25-inches tilted touch screen mounted on the central console offer smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB interface to provide you with infotainment. The seats have covered with premium leather and are well-cushioned so you can enjoy a comfortable ride, and the power door locks, power windows, and remote lock increase your convenience and safety. The facilities of a keyless engine start and keyless entry are also present, and the cruise control feature drives the car at a moderate speed on the highway without pushing the race. The rear camera with a 360-degree view assists the drivers in parking and reversing the vehicle safely, while the trunk offers enough space to carry bags for a family trip.
Safety & features:
Changan Unit T is a High-end SUV having an autonomous driving feature in sports variant that is why it has all the safety features. Some important safety features the Changan SUV UNI T provide are
- Parking radar
- Rear-view camera
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Brake Assist
- Traction Control
- Blind Spot Assist
- Automatic parking system
- Hil-Descent Control
- Electronic Stability Control
The price for Changan SUV UNI T ranges from 115,900 yuan to 135,900 yuan in China. The price for SUV UNI T in Pakistan is not confirmed until the company gives its official words, but we expect its price to be around 40-50 lacs Pakistani rupees.