It can be said that in 2022, domestic hybrid power market will begin a new round of rapid growth, and in addition to BYD, which is now firmly in lead, most of leading independent car companies also make frequent moves. such as Raytheon Hybrid, hybrid systems such as Lemon Hybrid, Kunpeng Hybrid and Blue Whale iDD have been springing up like mushrooms in an attempt to get a share of this new track.
And on February 11, Changan Automobile introduced us to two new vehicles, which are plug-in hybrid versions of Changan's flagship products UNI-K and UNI-V. Both new vehicles are equipped with Smart Electric iDD hybrid system. system, has a battery life of over 1,000 km, and is eligible for a green card. Presale prices are 144,900-159,900 (UNI-V) and 187,900-215,900 (UNI-K).
First of all, in terms of style, these two products are basically same as current fuel version, but some adjustments have been made to details. For Changan brand, product design has always been popular. It is well received by readers, especially UNI series products. The radical sports style also makes their products very popular.
Especially UNI-V sports car, although it has many competitors at same price but unbeatable value for money, car has been recognized by young consumers since its birth, and its sales can be said to By way, its momentum also surpasses sports compact cars like Lynk & Co 03 and GAC Trumpchi Shadow Leopard.
As for interior, design of these two new vehicles is basically same as fuel version and they can reach a very high level in terms of style, material matching, configuration level, etc. However, positioning between two new cars still have some differences.
The overall design and color combination of Changan UNI-K will be more stable. Like new car, it also uses a two-spoke steering wheel with two large LCD screens. It still feels luxurious. Comfort The seat has been upgraded, not only with 12-way electrical adjustment, but also with a massage function, and the co-pilot is equipped with a "royal key" button to provide a more comfortable space.
As for Changan UNI-I, it follows path of youth. It also uses wraparound treatment like interior of a car and adds more vibrant colors to match, which can be called quite avant-garde.
Changan Smart Electric iDD Hybrid Blessing, Further Performance Improvement
For these two products, power boost is also biggest feature of product. For example, they are equipped with iDD hybrid system, consisting of 1.5t four-cylinder turbocharged engine + electric motor, among which Changan UNI-V is leader The first automotive product equipped with a hybrid power system, engine has a maximum power of 170 HP, maximum torque of 260 Nm, engine with a maximum power of 125 kW, maximum torque of 330 Nm, acceleration to 100 kilometers in 6.6 seconds, and a range of 113 km on a pure NEDC electric vehicle. Mileage is 1100 km.
Changan UNI-K has been upgraded from original Blue Whale iDD system to iDD smart electrical system. In terms of performance, it is slightly different from Changan UNI-V released together. For example, maximum power in hp. engine power is 170 hp and maximum torque is 255 Nm, and total engine power is 110 kW, total torque is 330 Nm, and NEDC battery life is 135 km.
It's worth noting that so-called Zhidian iDD is actually an updated version of previous Blue Whale iDD hybrid system. The basic architecture of two systems is consistent and both use more traditional P2 structure. consists of four main components: a proprietary engine, a three-clutch electric transmission, a battery and an electronic control system. The difference is that iDD also adopts a Ningde era lithium iron phosphate battery and a new motor. In general, new system has higher motor power and more stable battery efficiency. And supports functions such as external discharge.
The opening of pre-sale of UNI-K iDD and UNI-V iDD means that Changan vehicle has further expanded its territory in field of new energy, and also indicates that speed of entering new energy market of Changan UNI series is accelerating.From point In terms of products, these two new vehicles can easily reach a very high level in terms of configuration level and performance. With Changan quality, I believe you can choose with confidence.
But still, it should be noted that current domestic plug-in hybrid market can be said to be flooded with a large number of products, and domestic first-class independent brands have already released related hybrid systems, but consumers are not interested in They are not very impressive, so if you want break out, you will have to spend more time and new machine will be officially presented in March, which is something to look forward to.