This is the Asia-Exclusive Subaru XV GT Edition

The Subaru XV GT Edition has been launched in Malaysia. This is what you need to know.

 

Based on the current 2.0i-P variant of the Subaru XV, the GT Edition adds on an Aero kit on the exterior, additional cabin enhancements and also extras to the driver assistance system. As with the performance, the GT Edition is the same with the current range – 2.0-litre 4-cylinder boxer engine that outputs 154 hp and 196 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a Lineartronic CVT with power going to all-wheels in Subaru’s renowned Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.

 

On the outside, the XV GT Edition’s visual upgrades includes front and rear bumper lip extensions, side skirts, a black roof spoiler and exclusive two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels with GT centre caps. Look closer at the wing mirrors, and you will notice cameras on them which ties in to the driving monitors. So on top of the rear view camera, GT Edition owners will also benefit from the dual side view monitor for either side of the vehicle.

 

Inside, the seats are special leather upholstery with a mix of grey and orange stitching. Standard equipment similar to the XV is the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with navigation and the 6.3-inch dashboard mounted multi-function display. Driving features include Auto windshield wipers, Auto headlamps, Hill hold assist, Cruise control, Paddle shifters and Steering responsive headlights.

 

As for the list of safety equipment, the XV GT Edition gets the same list including ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, 7-Airbags, Vehicle dynamics control, Isofix and of course that award winning First Prize for the Japan New Car Assessment Programme.

 

Yet all this isn’t the most interesting part of the GT Edition. While you might think that the GT is just another Subaru XV with a sporty aerodynamic kit, you’d be quite mistaken. In fact, the GT Edition was designed by Masahiko Kobayashi, former Chief Designer for Subaru and was responsible for the exterior design of more than 12 Subaru production models, including the Levorg, WRX, WRX STi and even the first gen XV. Oh and did we mention that it’ll only be available in Asia?

 

How much does it cost? The XV GT Edition will be at RM 130,788 on-the-road without insurance and comes with a five-year or 100,000 km warranty. If you want to have a closer look at the car, head on to Subaru’s Petaling Jaya showroom, or check it out at all Subaru showrooms from 16th May 2019.

 

Want to know more? Click here to read our review and verdict of the Subaru XV!

And also find out how capable Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-Mode is over terrain!

 

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