Changan Philippines re-entered the Philippine market with five car models. Among the cars launched by Changan is the Alsvin, a five-seater subcompact sedan that goes up against the likes of the Kia Soluto, Hyundai Reina, Toyota Vios, among others.
The Alsvin is available in three variants with a choice of a five-speed manual or a five-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The entry-level model Alsvin comes with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine while the other variants are equipped with a 1.5-liter power unit. Pricing for the Alsvin starts at Php 539,000 while the top-of-the-line Platinum variant has a sticker price of Php 639,000.
Some of the notable features of the Changan Alsvin are the following: sunroof, cruise control, blind-spot, and rear cameras, tire pressure monitoring system, and leather seats.
The exterior of the Changan Alsvin has a simple yet distinctive exterior design. All variants of the Alsvin are fitted with sweptback projector halogen headlights. The top-spec Alsvin Platinum variant, on the other hand, comes with LED daytime running lights along with a chrome grille.
Turning at the side, all Alsvin variants feature side mirror repeaters. It also has decent-looking wheels that can either come in a set of 15-inch or 14-inch alloys, depending on the variant. The Alsvin’s rear is fitted with large taillights, a wide bumper, and a shark fin antenna that comes as standard.
The Changan Alsvin features a dark interior theme along with splashes of silver trims. The aircon vents come with a round design on the corners while a horizontal layout can be seen at the one fitted on the middle of the dashboard. The Alsvin subcompact sedan also has a flat-bottomed steering wheel with integrated controls.
The two lower variants of the Alsvin have fabric seats while the top-spec Platinum trim comes in leather. The driver’s seat also varies depending on the specific Alsvin variant. The lower trims get a 4-way manual adjustment while the top trim has a 6-way manual adjustment. The Changan Alsvin can accommodate up to five occupants.
Technology & Safety Features
When it comes to tech features, the Changan Alsvin is integrated with several notable toys. Coming as standard on all variants are the following: power door locks, power side mirror adjustment, a 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a multifunction steering wheel, among others. The top-spec Alsvin Platinum exclusively gets a power sunroof, and a cruise control feature.
Safety-wise the Alsvin is equipped with dual front airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, a reverse camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Depending on the variant, the Alsvin can also come with the following: electronic stability control, hill hold control, blind-spot monitor, and rear parking sensors.
Platform & Chassis
The new Changan Alsvin comes with a McPherson front suspension while torsion beam are fitted on the rear. In terms of braking power, the Alsvin has ventilated disc brakes on the front while the rear gets drum brakes.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Changan Alsvin subcompact sedan is powered either by a 1.4-liter or a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine. The 1.4-liter power unit generates 99 hp and 135 Nm of torque while the 1.5-liter motor produces 106 hp and 145 Nm of torque. The engine can be mated to a 5-speed DCT or a 5-speed manual transmission.