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January 20, 2012

Subaru to Launch XV at MIAS 2012

Our sister website has picked up an interesting news tidbit from Motor Image Pilipinas, the Philippine distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines.

According to the website's reports, the all-new Subaru XV is set to join the rest of the Subaru line-up when it is unveiled at the 2012 Manila International Auto Show which runs from March 29 to April 1, 2012 at the World Trade Center.

Based on the all-new Impreza chassis (G4 or Generation 4), the XV is differentiated from its road-biased cousin thanks to an upgraded suspension system which has increased ground clearance to 218 mm versus 145 mm on the regular Impreza. Aside from that, the XV will share its drivetrain components with the all-new Impreza from the all-new 2.0-liter FB flat-4 engine (150 horsepower, 196 Nm of torque) as well as its continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The all-new Subaru XV is also the first Subaru to be assembled at the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia making it the first locally available Subaru to be assembled outside the United States of America (Tribeca) and Japan (the rest of the line-up).

Motor Image Pilipinas hasn't said anything about pricing yet, but according to Motor Image Pilipinas General Manager Nicky Mariano, it will be priced above the current Impreza 2.0 R hatchback.


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