Motor Image Subaru, distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia has launched the updated 2021 Subaru XV with the company’s EyeSight driver assistance system.
The EyeSight system, just like the one we test in the Subaru Forester, comes with features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane sway warning, autonomous braking, along with Pre-Collision Throttle Management and Lead Vehicle Start. Complementing the EyeSight system are seven airbags, consisting of front, side, curtain, and driver’s knee airbag.
Aesthetically, the new Subaru XV GT comes with a new front grille and 17-inch wheel designs. If you’re after a sportier exterior, there is a GT Edition with an additional front lip, side skirts, and rear spoiler. The GT Edition also comes with a different 17-inch wheel design.
Inside, new to the XV are features like the Subaru Intelligent Drive switches on the steering, a Dual X Mode switch on the centre console, 8-way powered seats for the driver. Standard features include paddle shifters, an improved 8-inch infotainment display with 6 speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The standard XV 2.0 i-P comes with fabric upholstery and orange stitching while the XV GT Edition gets leather upholstery.
Under the hood, nothing has changed. The Subaru XV soldiers on with a 2.0-litre flat-four boxer engine with 156 hp and 196 Nm to power all four wheels via a CVT gearbox and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-wheel Drive system.
Prices start from RM139,788 for the 2.0i-P EyeSight and RM146,788 for the 2.0i-P EyeSight GT Edition.
XV GT Edition
XV 2.0i-P EyeSight