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.
Japanese carmaker Subaru will soon release the XV Hybrid tS. It’s based on the regular XV model and is fitted with styling and suspension upgrades from the brand’s performance department Subaru Tecnica International (STI).
Wanna own a brand new car but don’t have the cash? Subaru Philippines is giving you the chance to make that a reality with this year’s edition of their endurance contest called the Palm Challenge: Philippines Face Off.