Changan, the 4th largest automotive group in China, has launched its first passenger vehicle in Pakistan, the Changan Alsvin. Their local partner, Master Motors Limited, is offering this Changan sedan in three variants - 1.37L comfort, 1.5L comfort and 1.5L Lumiere. Alsvin comes with a 3 year /100,000 kilometers warranty whichever comes first. The car is here to compete with the existing sedans and hatchbacks in Pakistan with its promising features and attractive price structure.
The exterior of the new Alsvin 2023 sets it apart from its competitors. Its front houses a butterfly grille which gives it a wider exposed area to increase per second intake and heat transfer. The car has dual waist design which, according to the company, provides aerodynamic streamline motion and reduces fuel consumption as a result.
The grille is accompanied by dual-beam halogen projection headlamps which can be adjusted electrically from within the car. On top of that, Alsvin comes with LED curve daytime running lamps (DRLs) which are configurable. The tail lamps are two-part combination lamps with reverse lamp and fog lights.
Changan Alsvin has a piano black shark fin antenna for better reception. The Lumiere variant also has an electric sunroof to allow more light into the car.
The interior of Changan Alsvin 2023 is luxurious with its faux leather seats in the color ivory beige. The car is spacious and allows 4 passengers to sit comfortably. The elegant and sporty looking cockpit gives the interior a modern look. The steering is D-shaped allowing for more legroom for the driver. The super electronic power steering has audio controls in all three variants and cruise control buttons only in Lumiere.
The Changan Alsvin comes with several latest safety features such as dual airbags, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, and Anti-lock braking system (ABS). Lumiere also has heated side mirrors for better visibility and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
A 7-inch floating display with Human Machine Interface (HMI) in all three variants. The human machine interface is a system which lets users configure and customize the car’s daytime running lamps, turn lamps, welcome lamp, auto-door lock, AC ventilation and AC self-drying. The screen also provides entertainment options. 4 speakers, one on each door, provide an great audio experience. One USB port and a 12V power outlet are also available in the Alsvin.
Alsvin 2023 comes with start/stop technology and keyless entry. Its expansive trunk can be opened both with a key as well as provides convenient electronic access.
The 1.37 litres Alsvin Comfort comes with a 1370cc engine which generates a power of 99 Hp at a torque of 135 Nm. on the other hand, the 1.5 liters Alsvin Comfort and Lumiere come with a 1480cc engine which generates power of 105 Hp at a torque of 145 Nm. all the variants have Euro-5, Daihatsu Valve Variable Timing (DVVT), in-line 4-cylinder engines.
Changan Alsvin 2023 has an impressive mileage of 12 to 15 km/l on average. It has 12 km/l fuel economy within the city and 15-16 km/l on the highway.
As Changan is a new company in Pakistan, it is difficult to find auto parts for Alsvin. Therefore, maintenance of Alsvin is not relatively easy.
Alsvin Ride & Handling
The new Changan Alsvin comes with Anti-lock braking system and cruise control for a smooth ride. The car has a wheelbase of 2535 mm and a ground clearance of 151 mm, which provides it stability and reduces body roll. Its comfortable interior and modern features offer a luxurious ride, whether it is within the city driving over potholes or out on the highway at fast speeds.
Changan Alsvin Competitors
Changan Alsvin competes with Toyota Yaris, Honda City, and KIA Picanto in the Pakistani market.
Toyota Yaris is a strong competitor for Alsvin 2023 as it lies in the same price range and has similar features. Toyota also has a loyal consumer base in Pakistan which makes it difficult for new cars to sell easily. Alsvin beats Yaris when it comes to modern features such as steering switches, climate control, rear camera, rear speakers, etc., but it lacks traction control which is available in Yaris. Yaris also has a better build quality which adds to its value.
Honda City is another strong competitor of Alsvin with well-established goodwill in the market. The City comes with similar features and beats Alsvin when it comes to fuel economy.
Changan Alsvin Specs
Power - 99 Hp torque - 135 Nm
Power - 105 Hp torque - 145 Nm
1.37L Comfort - 5-Speed manual transmission with intelligent shift reminder
1.5L Comfort & Lumiere - 5-Speed dual-clutch transmission