The Subaru XV has always been an athletic car, but the GT edition kicks it up a notch making it sportier. The GT edition was designed exclusively for the Asian market only and it was done in collaboration with engineering company Giken and Mashiko ‘Jack’ Kobayashi, Subaru’s former chief designer who also designed the WRX STI. Subaru recently launched the Subaru XV GT edition in Thailand and Philippine but its finally here in Malaysia.
Tan Chong Subaru Sdn. Bhd. launch the Subaru XV GT edition in Malaysia priced at RM 130,788 without insurance and it is based on the Subaru XV 2.0i-P variant. The Subaru XV GT edition can be view at all Subaru showrooms in Malaysia from 16 May 2019 onwards
What separates the usual XV and this XV GT edition is the new exclusive GT exterior package which include a new front bumper lip which gives the impression of the car riding a little lower, a new side skirts and also at the rear there is now a more prominent spoiler along with a new rear bumper extensions. The lower body aerokit will come with silver stripes in them making it easier to spot the XV GT edition.
The most noticeable changes are the set of 18-inch alloy wheels which are exclusive to the GT edition. The alloy wheels have a unique five spoke split design that has the fan blade style. The wheels also come with a GT badge on the wheel caps.
Moving into the interior, there are subtle changes done to the XV GT edition interior trim. The leather seats now come with orange stitching matching the dashboard, steering and shift boot. Also unique to the GT edition is the set of floor mats. The new XV GT edition may not have the greatest changes in its interior cosmetic however, it gains a non-cosmetic add on which increase the safety feature, the new dual side view cameras which shows a live feeds to the infotainment system during low speeds to aid parking as well as to allow drivers to maneuver easily in tight space. The lens is placed on the lower half of the wing mirrors.
The Subaru XV GT edition is purely a cosmetic upgrade as there are no tweaks done under the hood. The car still uses the same 2.0 litre naturally aspirated boxer engine with 154 HP and 196NM of torque, paired to a CVT transmission and all-wheel-drive comes as standard.