Lately, we have been seeing a great increase in the segment of 1300/1500cc cars. The latest examples are Toyota Yaris and Changan Alsvin. We are here to see how the Alsvin matches up with Toyota’s top recent entrant in the market. We are going to discuss the top variants of the aforementioned cars.
Without further ado, let us get straight to the article.
Engine And Transmission
Toyota Yaris ATIV X CVT 1.5L is powered by an In-Line 4 Cylinders DOHC 16 Valve engine that produces 105.9hp at 6000 RPM and churns out 140 Nm torque at 4200 RPM. Changan Alsvin 1.5L Lumiere’s In-line 4-cylinder MPFI DOHC with BlueCore technology produces 105 horsepower and 145 Nm torque.
The Yaris ATIV X CVT 1.5L has continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the Alsvin 1.5L Lumiere has a 5-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission.
Salient Features of the Toyota Yaris ATIV X CVT 1.5L are as follows:
- Sports Mode
- Eco Mode
- 15-inch Alloy Wheels
- 6.8 inches Touch Screen Infotainment
- 6 Speakers
- Multi-Info Display
- Smart Key
- Dual Airbags
- Rear Camera
- Key Reminder Warning
- Hill Start Assist System
- Vehicle Stability Control
Salient Features of the Changan Alsvin 1.5L Lumiere are as follows:
- Cruise Control
- Dual Airbags
- 7-inch Display
- Smart Stop Technology
- Rear Camera
- Parking Radars
- Electronic Throttle Accelerator
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Macpherson Suspension
- Halogen headlamp with electric adjustment
The Changan Alsvin 1.5L Lumiere has dimensions as follows: Overall Height – 1468mm, Overall Length – 4390 mm and Overall Width – 1725mm. Additionally, it has a wheelbase of 2535mm.
Compared to this, Toyota’s Yaris ATIV X CVT 1.5 has these dimensions: Overall Height – 1475mm, Overall Length – 4425mm and Overall Width – 1730mm. Yaris has a wheelbase of 2550mm.
According to the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA), sales of the aforementioned Yaris have been steadily increasing. On the other hand people are also buying and showing great interest in Changan Alsvin.
Toyota Yaris ATIV X CVT 1.5L is the top variant and is precisely priced accordingly. Therefore, the ATIV X CVT 1.5L has an ex-factory price of PKR 29.99 Lacs. The Changan has priced Alsvin Lumiere at PKR 2,650,000.
Which One To Buy?
On paper, both these cars look amazing in terms of features and options, however, the edge which Toyota has over its competitor is due to its large dealership network, good resale value and low maintenance cost. If Changan wants to dethrone Toyota from its position, it has to offer good after sales services and readily available economical spare parts. The duel would be a treat to watch.
This was a brief comparison of both the vehicles, we will bring a detailed one in the coming days.
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