Sunday, May 24, 2015
The Subaru XV Gets a Price Adjustment
Subaru is now offering its XV compact crossover at a more attractive price point. Starting today, the XV can be yours for just P 1,198,000—that’s a savings of P 100,000 over the previous price of P 1,298,000. Motor Image Pilipinas, the distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country, believes that its XV can easily compete with compact sedans/hatchbacks and is aggressively re-pricing its offering as such.
More importantly though, it gives the Subaru XV much needed breathing room over the Forester; it must be remembered that the pricing matrix of the XV and Forester prior to the price adjustment was flawed given the overlapping pricing structure. Hopefully, this re-pricing fixes that rather unfortunate decision.
Despite the price reduction, the Subaru XV gets all of the tech and none of the short cuts. It’s still offered with the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine with 150 horsepower and 198 Nm of torque mated to a fuel-efficient Lineartronic CVT transmission. Furthermore, it comes with 220 mm of ground clearance and of course, Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System. Safety doesn’t take a back seat either as the even the price-adjusted Subaru XV comes with 6 airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability control all as standard equipment.
Finally, in case you’re wondering, the 2.0i-Premium (the offending model that overlaps its price with the Forester) also gets a price reduction. The new price is P 1,378,000. That’s P 20,000 cheaper than even the Forester 2.0i-L. Now, it’s all making sense.
Here’s the catch: the new pricing is only applicable if you PAY IN CASH; if you’re getting that Subaru XV of yours via financing, tough luck. Still, it’s the thought that counts, right?
Still fancy a Subaru XV? Head over to any of Subaru’s dealerships nationwide: Greenhills, Global City, Alabang, and Manila Bay for Metro Manila; Batangas and Santa Rosa for Luzon; Cebu for Visayas; Cagayan de Oro and Davao for Mindanao.