Changan started mass production of a new crossover with autopilotApril 23, 2020
The Chinese company intends to begin selling the model in the summer of 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this year, the Chinese national company Changan Automobile announced that it would send Uni-T to the Geneva Motor Show, but due to the cancellation of the event, the model made its debut a little later. But today it became known about the start of serial production of new items at a new plant in the Chinese city of Chongqing. This is a modern enterprise with a high degree of automation, designed to produce 260 thousand cars a year.
Both in design and in design, the car is not similar to the previous models of the brand. Expressive original design, modernly designed interior, attention to elaboration of details – Changan Uni-T opens a new chapter in the history of the company. The length and width of the model are 4.52 and 1.87 meters, respectively, which is comparable with models such as the Ford Kuga and Mazda CX-5.
The model is set in motion by a 1.5-liter engine traditional for Chinese cars, the output of which is 180 hp. A 7-speed robotic transmission is working with it. Four-wheel drive is not provided.
The working space is occupied by a D-shaped steering wheel, followed by two 10.25-inch displays each. The left functions as a toolbox, and the right, which seems to be connected with the left, is responsible for the infotainment system. Remarkably: screen brightness increases when software and hardware detects that you are looking at the display. If you look at one of the displays for too long, you will get a warning.
The main feature of the new items can be considered the presence of a third-level autopilot, which is still a rarity on production cars. Thanks to six cameras, five shortwave and twelve ultrasonic sensors, the crossover is able to drive along the highway in automatic mode. Driver intervention is required only in the event of an emergency.
At brand dealers in China, the new Changan Uni-T will appear in the summer. Prices have not yet been announced.
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