The 2017 Subaru XV is a mid-size SUV that is based on Impreza hatchback (not sold in Malaysia). Available in four variants, this locally assembled Japanese high-rider is priced from RM132,725 to RM142,828. It competes in one of the fastest growing segments, which is occupied cars by like the Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Ford Kuga and Mitsubishi ASX.
The sole powertrain option for the Malaysian-market XV is a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre flat four mill, paired to the carmaker's Lineartronic continously variable transmission. This combo provides the car 148hp at 6,200rpm and 196Nm of torque 4,200rpm. Power is sent to all four corners via Subaru's world renowned Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. Fuel economy for the 2017 Subaru XV is rated at 6.6-litres per 100km.
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