Subaru XV Crosstrek spyshots 2

It appears the facelifted Subaru XV will get a new variant soon – reader Zamil Syaheer has caught the crossover with what appears to be a new bodykit and a Crosstrek badge, hinting at the name of the new model. The Crosstrek name was previously used on another special edition model, limited to 55 units.

The new kit sports a deep chin spoiler, silver extensions on the front corners, side skirts and a rear diffuser with silver highlights. Also seen is a black tailgate spoiler that is reminiscent of that offered on the pre-facelift STI Performance model, albeit without STI badging. Elsewhere, the XV’s new L-shaped LED daytime running lights, 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and clear LED tail lights remain unchanged.

Emblazoned on the side of this promotional car is the price tag of RM119,500, which would make it significantly cheaper than even the base 2.0i that retails at RM134,005 on-the-road with insurance.

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However, we managed to snag a price list for the Crosstrek at the Motor Image roadshow in Mid Valley yesterday – where the Levorg was also being shown – and it turns out that the actual retail price of the Crosstrek is RM142,706, making it RM8,700 more expensive than the 2.0i, and RM4,350 more expensive than the 2.0i-P.

What’s more, judging by the kit list included with the price list, it appears that the Crosstrek is based on the 2.0i, meaning that it will miss out on the latter’s powered driver’s seat, Kenwood touchscreen infotainment system and reverse camera, among others. The spec list also add that the Crosstrek will receive a few interior additions of its own, including suede and leather upholstery and unique carpets.


GALLERY: 2016 Subaru XV 2.0i-P