Subaru Malaysia (Motor Image Malaysia) has introduced the New XV; available in two variants, the XV 2.0i and 2.0i-P. The new-generation XV represents a much anticipated renewal since the XV arrived on the scene in 2013.
New Subaru XV: New inside and out
The new Subaru XV comes with plenty of updates and needed requirements to be considered the all-new version. The latest Subaru compact SUV takes up the brand’s global platform, that is more rigid to ensure less body roll and a more enjoyable ride.
In looks, the new XV features a distinctive rugged and sporty design that incorporates Subaru’s new Dynamic x Solid design philosophy. The exterior features the brand’s iconic hexagonal grille with C-shaped headlights, matte-black cladding on the front bumper and a new aluminium wheel design. Steering Responsive Headlights (for 2.0i-P only) are also fitted on the new Subaru XV which will allow the headlight beam to move according to the direction of how the car is steered, maximizing visibility in the dark and safety.
Subaru XV: Lighter powertrain
The 2.0-liter Boxer Engine has been revamped, making the new engine approximately 12kg lighter and equipped with Direct Injection to deliver more power and fuel economy. The Lineartronic CVT transmission is also 7.8kg lighter than previous models and features auto-step shift control and 7-speed manual mode function which enables the driver with greater control. In addition to Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, the new Subaru XV now comes equipped with X-MODE.
On safety, one of the more emphasized features is the 7 airbags (front, side, curtain & knee), which now comes standard for both XV variants . On top pf that, all safety features from the previous generation have been upgraded to cater to the current times.
The new Subaru XV will be available in a choice of 6 colors: Sunshine Orange, Dark Blue Pearl, Pure White, Ice Silver Metallic, Dark Grey Metallic and Crystal Black Silica. OTR price starts inclusive of GST without insurance SUBARU XV 2.0i at RM 118,819 and SUBARU XV 2.0i-P at RM 125,868.