Subaru has unveiled the very first XV assembled in Malaysia, which has been made in partnership with Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd in Japan, the manufacturer of Subaru.
According to the Japanese based automaker, the Subaru XV in question has been assembled at the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies factory in Segambut, a sub-district in Kuala Lumpur. Besides Malaysia, the locally assembled Subaru XV is also aimed towards Indonesia and Thailand and the car manufacturer is saying that approximately 5,000 units of the model will be produced annually, out of which 85 percent will be sold locally and the rest will be exported.
Prices for the Malaysian made Subaru XV have been set at RM150,000 in its “home market”, at 338 million rupiah in Indonesia and at 1.35 million baht in Thailand. The model has a ground clearance of 220 mm and it’s standing on 17-inch wheels wrapped in 225/55 tires, perfect for some light off-roading . Power to the model is being provided by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer engine, which is producing a total output of 150 PS, with a peak torque of 196 Nm. The unit is mated to a Lineatronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).