Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI) unveiled their new line of crossover SUVs alongside the launch of their new headquarters in Calamba, Laguna. The Changan UNI-T and UNI-K represent the brand’s newest in everything, ranging from technology, interior quality, and most prominently, design.
The Changan UNI-T and UNI-K are compact and midsize crossovers, respectively, that feature the latest avant-garde “Vision V” design language. Both models come with a signature diamond-shaped borderless front grille and a V-shaped rear spoiler that’s integrated with its extra-large panoramic glass roof. Showing off a swept-back wing design, it not only adds a sporty touch to the exterior but also effectively directs air flow and enhances the vehicle’s stability at high speeds.
While both SUVs share a common design language, the Changan UNI-T and UNI-K possess their own unique visual identity. The UNI-T compact crossover has boomerang-shaped LED headlights while the UNI-K is more conventional. The UNI-T also has a blacked-out D-pillar as opposed to the UNI-K’s more upright and conventional design. Their wheel sizes also differ, with the UNI-T riding on massive 20-inch wheels while the UNI-K’s are even bigger at 21 inches.
The interior of the Changan UNI-T and UNI-K are very stylish. The UNI-T has two digital screens, while the UNI-K has four screens. Unfortunately, the UNI-K also ditches any form of hard buttons, which here at Go Flat Out PH is something that we’re not a fan of. On the upside, the design itself is very futuristic and is made out of premium and plus materials. A Sony sound system is also offered on both SUVs, with the UNI-T having six speakers while the UNI-K has twice the amount.
Other features that the two SUVs get include an intelligent personal assistant that can control stuff like the panoramic sunroof or windows through voice, a powered tailgate, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and a full suite of advanced driver-assistance tech that includes full-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and even an automated parking feature for the UNI-K.
In terms of engines, the smaller UNI-T gets a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 179 hp and 300 Nm of torque. This drives the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. On the other hand, the bigger UNI-K gets a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that produces 232 hp and 390 Nm of torque. This is hooked to an 8-speed automatic that sends power to all four wheels.
The 2023 Changan UNI-T and UNI-K are now on sale in the Philippines for P1,679,000 and P2,719,000, respectively.