Changan (Chana) Alsvin

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The Alsvin is a subcompact car produced by Chang’an Auto. The concept of it, called V101, was launched at the 2008 Beijing motor show in April. The production model, as a three-box sedan, started to roll off the line in Chongqing on February 7, 2009, and hit showrooms on March 18 that year. The Alsvin was designed by Dambrosio Luciano at Chang’an’s office in Turin, Italy.

A hatchback variant was released in late 2009. Production of it was ended about three years later due to low demand.

In 2012, Chang’an put on sale two new subcompacts bearing the Alsvin nameplate: the V3 and V5. With a shorter wheelbase and smaller engine, the V3 is placed below the "Alsvin" sedan, while the V5 is essentially a re-styled version of it. In 2013, sales of the Alsvin sedan and Alsvin V5 reached 52,203.

In 2014, Chang’an plans to launch the next-gen Alsin, which would have a longer wheelbase and upgraded styling.

2009 Changan/Chana Alsvin (Yuexiang) Sedan 1.5 MT Base 1.5 MT Convenient 1.5 MT Luxury 1.5 MT Premium 1.5 AT Luxury 1.5 AT Premium
Price: MSRP (Yuan) 53,900 55,900 58,900 60,900 67,900 71,900
Powertrain  
Engine Type
1.5L, 4-Cylinder, 16-Valve, DOHC
Engine Name
JL475QD
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
72/5500
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
137/3500-4500
Transmission
5MT
4AT
Suspension Front
MacPerson independent
Suspension Rear
Trailing arm with torsion bar
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Vented Disc/Drum
Steering
Power-assisted, rack and pinion
Fuel & Emissions  
Fuel Economy (L/100km)
6.9
Tank Capacity (L)
45
Emission Level
China 3/4
Dimensions  
Overall Length (mm)
4360
Overall Width (mm)
1710
Overall Height (mm)
1475
Wheelbase (mm)
2515
Curb Weight (kg)
1120
1150
Seating Capacity
5
  1.5 MT Base 1.5 MT Convenient 1.5 MT Luxury 1.5 MT Premium 1.5 AT Luxury 1.5 AT Premium
Exterior  
Tires
185/65 R14
Halogen Headlights
S S S S S S
Front Fog Lamps
S S S S S S
Power Exterior Rearview Mirrors N N S S S S
Interior  
Cruise Control N N N N S S
Power Windows S S S S S S
Power Door Locks S S S S S S
Rear Window Defroster N N S S S S
Tilt Steering Column S S S S S S
Steering Wheel Audio/Video Controls N N S S S S
Leather Seats N N N S N S
Radio/MP3 S S S S S S
CD Player N N S S S S
Power Sunroof N N N N N S
Air Conditioner S S S S S S
  1.5 MT Base 1.5 MT Convenient 1.5 MT Luxury 1.5 MT Premium

1.5 AT Luxury

1.5 AT Premium
Safety  
Double Front Airbags N N S S S S
Driver’s Airbag N S N N N N
ABS+EBD N S S S S S
Energy-absorbing Steering Column S S S S S S
Child-proof Locks S S S S S S
Side-impact Door Beams S S S S S S
Anti-theft System S S S S S S
Remote Key S S S S S S
Parking Radar N N N S N S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available