The Changan Uni-V iDD is a surprisingly fuel-efficient hybrid for China

16-05-2022 15:00
According to the details published by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and IT, the Changan Uni-V liftback will soon gain a part-electric version named the iDD, which will only consume 1.59 liters of gas per 100 km (148 U.S. MPG).

According to the details published by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and IT, the Changan Uni-V liftback will soon gain a part-electric version named the iDD, which will only consume 1.59 liters of gas per 100 km (148 U.S. MPG).

The car comes equipped with a powertrain similar to that of the Uni-K iDD that debuted earlier: a single gas engine makes 170 PS (168 hp / 125 kW) and receives assistance from an electric motor.

However, while the Uni-K had only 116 PS (114 hp / 87 kW) of added electric power, the Uni-V enjoys another 170 PS, for a total of 340 PS (335 hp / 250 kW). Furthermore, the newcomer features a six-speed triple-clutch transmission, according to the Ministry.

The new Uni-V iDD comes equipped with a rather simple and budget-friendly LFP battery, while the Uni-K SUV benefits from a more modern Li-NMC battery design and has up to 1,100 km (683.5 miles) of hybrid range. It remains to be seen how much range the Uni-V will offer.

The exterior of the liftback stays the same as in the ICE version, but added equipment makes it weigh 280 kg (617 lbs) more, for a total of 1,680 kg (3,704 lbs).

Sales start later this year. Changan has not yet announced any prices, but the gas-powered Uni-V starts from 110,000 Yuan on the domestic market.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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