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New Subaru XV Premiered at Indonesia International Motor Show

PT. TC Subaru, the authorized distributor of Subaru in Indonesia, launched the Subaru XV, a new generation crossover model that redefines and blends exceptional SUV practicality with a fashionable form.


Subaru XV @ IIMS 2012


The Subaru XV marketed in Indonesia will be assembled and imported from Malaysia and is the first Subaru model to roll off the production lines at an existing production facility of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn. Bhd (TCMA). The same model will also be available in Thailand and Malaysia.


Specifically designed for customers looking for a vehicle that offers looks and functionality, stretching beyond those of existing crossover models, the new Subaru XV is defined by five characteristics:


- Sleek but Muscular Design

- Environmental Performance and Nimble Drive

- Improved visibility and reduction of blind angles for enhanced safety

- Spacious, Relaxing Cabin and Cargo Space

- Performance and Equipment Suited to Urban Life


The Subaru XV 2.0i comes with the all-new Subaru Boxer engine, providing excellent acceleration response with a high level of torque even at low speeds. Already in its third generation, Subaru’s highly acclaimed horizontally opposed engine now features a long- stroke design for better fuel efficiency. Thanks to Subaru’s symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system, the drive delivers a sense of stability that would not normally be expected of a high-body vehicle.


The 2.0-litre Boxer engine with Lineartronic CVT gearbox has brought about improvements in fuel efficiency and exhaust performance. The engine enables excellent accelerating performance and responsiveness, which allows drivers to experience a feeling of instant acceleration when the accelerator is lightly depressed.


With a low centre-of-gravity, the XV delivers an unexpectedly smooth ride, considering its body height. The playful XV design is characterised by a fusion of powerful lower body motif and a stylish urban form. Just like running shoes, it achieves a fusion of casual and function, with a dash of fashion.


“We are confident that the new Subaru XV is going to be a hit.” says Mr. Glenn Tan, President Director of PT. TC Subaru. “The specifications fit very well for the Indonesia market and the price is very affordable for an All-Wheel Drive SUV. The XV marries the best of both worlds that drivers have been waiting for, by fulfilling modern practical needs and economy, with a combination of the sense of security and urban looks expected of an SUV. This is the car that any Indonesian family should have – stylish and spacious, but durable, safe and fuel efficient.”


The new Subaru XV retailing from Rp. 338 million (XV 2.0i) to Rp 359 million (XV 2.0i Premium), the Subaru XV is now available at Motor Image showrooms and dealers located at Pondok Indah, Kelapa Gading, Pluit, Alam Sutera, Bali, Batam, Surabaya, Medan, Pekanbaru, Balikpapan, Samarinda, Padang, Bandung, Solo, Banjarmasin and Manado.


Photo Gallery: Subaru @ 2012 IIMS

Akihide Takeuchi Interviewed On The All-New Subaru XV

Many of you know that the all-new Subaru XV will be one of the model that will be locally assembled (CKD) in Malaysia. Precisely, the production will begin in October 2012 at an existing production facility of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd (TCMA).



The Subaru XV from TCMA’s production will be marketed in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Before we are able to gather more information like which models and what specifications. Do check out the video below by Akihide Takeuchi, the project leader for the all-new Subaru XV. He walkthrough the design & concept of the next-generation crossover - Subaru XV, unfortunately the video is in Nihongo. Anyway, enjoy watching the YouTube video!


Subaru Impreza XV Concept To Be Locally Assembled in Malaysia For Asean Market

On July 6, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about consignment production contract of Subaru vehicles with TC Subaru Sdn. Bhd for Asean market. At that moment, FHI only mentioned compact SUVs in their statement. Of course, many of us lift up their attention and curiosities on the model that will be locally assembled in Malaysia by Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd (TCMA).


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Wait no longer, we have confirmed with our contact in Subaru about it. The compact SUVs model was referred virtually pointing to the Subaru Impreza XV Concept. This model was unveiled at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show back in April and lately in the 2011 Melbourne Motor Show.


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The XV concept is a crossover version of the next-generation Impreza Outback Sport hatchback. Of course, the drivetrain of the XV will be based on Subaru’s signature Symmetrical AWD system. The XV uses a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder boxer engine with Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) paired with CVT transmission. If there is no detuned to the 2.0-litre flat-4 engine, it will output 148HP and 197Nm of torque. Moreover, the XV Concept rides on a 103.7-inch wheelbase and fitted with a set of 245/45ZR19 tyres. Nevertheless, do not expect any fancy features such as panoramic glass roofs and large alloy wheels on the CKD XV.


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The Subaru Impreza XV is targeted to begin production in October 2012 and supplying to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. We reckon the price will be competitive to its rivals like Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V. Personally, it will be even more tempting if the Subaru Forester is CKD as well.


Photo Gallery: Subaru Impreza XV concept