Last Sunday, Proton Saga made its way to the official launch. We shared the complete list of official features and vehicle reviews with our readers. For those asking for a Proton Saga vs Changan Alsvin comparison, we have got you covered! Here, we have focused on the base variants of both sedans to point out the differences.
If you want to buy an affordable sedan with all the latest features, let’s walk you through the two cheapest sedans in Pakistan.
Proton Saga Vs Changan Alsvin
Let’s start with Proton Saga. The entry-level sedan comes with a 1299cc Inline 4-Cylinder DOHC VVT engine capable of producing 95hp and 120Nm torque. On the other hand, the Changan Alsvin base variant houses a 1370cc Inline 4-Cylinder MPFI DOHC DVVT engine. It generates 99hp and 135Nm torque. This engine configuration gives an edge to Alsvin over Saga when it comes to performance.
Proton Saga has a relatively smaller exterior setup as compared to Alsvin. While this may be valid, Saga features Halogen headlamps. On the other hand, Changan Alsvin comes with Projector headlamps with an electric adjustment feature. Moreover, Alsvin has an advantage over Saga for having LED DRLs which are absent in Saga. There are no fog lamps available in either of the cars. Furthermore, Alsvin comes with 15-inch Alloy wheels whereas Saga has 14-inch Steel wheels.
If we look into the interior details, Proton Saga comes with a Hydraulic Power Steering whereas Changan Alsvin comes with an Electronic Power Steering. When it comes to the entertainment cluster, Saga features a standard audio system while Alsvin offers a 7-inch floating display. Last but not the least, the seats in Proton Saga come with a fabric design. On the flip side, Changan Alsvin takes the edge for having Faux Leather Seats.
In the safety department, both cars are pretty much at the same level. You can get dual airbags, ABS + EBD, Brake Assist, and Rear Parking Sensors in both sedans. Alsvin takes a lead for having a reverse camera which is missing in Saga.
It is true that in most departments Changan Alsvin MT 1.3 takes the lead over Proton Saga MT. However, “more the features, more the price” applies correctly to Proton Saga vs Changan Alsvin comparison. The current price of Alsvin MT 1.3 is PKR 2,199,000. Proton Saga MT comes with a relatively cheaper price tag of PKR 1,975,000.
Who is the winner?
Both Proton Saga and Changan Alsvin are the new entrants to Pakistan’s auto industry. Both companies are offering entry-level sedans at a cheap price. However, Changan Alsvin comes with several additional features even in the base variant that are missing in Proton Saga. If you are comfortable spending a little over PKR 2 million to buy a competent sedan, Alsvin is the car for you. While this may be true, Proton Saga is not a bad option if you are a little short on budget and also want to go for a sedan.
Which of the two sedans will you choose? Share your valuable feedback in the comments section.