Reader Eddy Liau spotted this Chinese-branded sedan with trade plates near his house. After a brief Facebook conversation and some Googling, we managed to identify it as a Changan Alsvin, also called by its Chinese market name Changan Yue Xiang. It looks alot like the 1st gen Mazda 3 sedan. It’s powered by a 1.5 litre engine and has a 2,515mm wheelbase.

Changan is sold in Malaysia by a Berjaya Group company called Changan Berjaya Auto Sdn Bhd under the Chana Era name, and there are currently two passenger models available – the Chana Era CV6 which is a Changan Ben Ben, and the Chana Era CM8 which is a compact MPV. Looks like they might be adding a sedan to their model line-up?