There's an increasing popularity of crossovers in our country’s motoring scene. Manufacturers have pulled all the stops to compete in the current trend, and among them is Motor Image Pilipinas that brought us the XV – a high-performing small SUV from Subaru Philippines.
At first glance, the XV looks uncanny, like the Impreza WRX hatchback, but only a bit taller and has more obvious SUV characteristics like a higher ground clearance, slightly longer wheelbase and an accessory-ready roof rails. Add this to the unconventional rims that comes standard with their units. Within its car-like image is a 5-seater leather interior trim with loads of on-board high-technology entertainment system.
Beating within is a 2.0L 4-Cylinder 16-Valve Boxer Engine, mated to a Chain-Type CVT. Guided by the brand’s famed Symmetrical AWD System, the XV exhibits the same all-terrain capabilities of its much bigger brothers in the family.
In an effort to reach more customers that are in the market for a brand new crossover, Motor Image Pilipinas (MIP) has lowered the prices of the Subaru XV – P100,000 less from their original list prices to be exact, for both the 2.0i and 2.0i-Premium versions. But there's a catch...
Subaru recently unveiled the new XV at the Thailand Motor Expo 2015. Unfortunately for the eager pinoy fans of the Japanese automaker didn't get to see much of it. Luckily, we were able to grab this official promotional video of the sporty crossover for all to see.
The 2016 Geneva International Motor Show is just a few weeks away. To give Subaru fans something to look forward to in the said event, they released a teaser photo of the 2016 XV Concept and boy it sure looks promising.