Motor Image Pilipinas is giving you more reasons to “un-park your life” with the launch of a new limited edition Subaru XV. Called the Subaru XV Crosstrek, it features enhanced exterior styling that ties nicely with the compact crossover’s do-anything, go-anywhere attitude.
Taking on a name that’s reminiscent of its North American cousin (the Subaru XV is known formally there as the Subaru XV Crosstrek), the 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek from Motor Image Pilipinas is set apart from its stable mates thanks to its two-tone, black/silver wrap around body kit.
Upfront, the new under spoiler enhances the angular set bumper, creating a bolder appearance than stock. Ditto at the back, where the under spoiler there highlights the contours of the reflectors and rear fog light. The ends are joined together by side under spoilers that visually plants the stance without affecting the generous 220-millimeter ground clearance. The enhancements are completed by the high-gloss black roof spoiler and “XV Crosstrek” trunk emblem.
Apart from these aesthetic enhancements, the Subaru XV Crosstrek remains the same as the 2.0i it’s based from. It comes with features such as Smart Entry push-button start/stop, leather seats, automatic climate control, a touchscreen audio system with USB, Bluetooth, voice recognition, and Siri Eyes Free, and a rear parking camera.
Mechanically, it’s the same as other Subaru XV models as well. Power comes from a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder engine with 150 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque mated a Lineartronic CVT transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Naturally, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is standard.
Known for its robust safety, the Subaru XV Crosstrek, like other Subaru XV models, come with a complete line of safety features such as 7 airbags, Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) with Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), stability and traction control (VDC), and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Finally, saving the best info for last, the Crosstrek appearance package costs you absolutely nothing. It’s absolutely free. That’s right, you don’t have to pay a single peso above the 2.0i’s P 1,318,000 price tag. This easily makes the 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek one heck of a value.