Both the Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT-S and XV Crosstrek are now available in Malaysia, with the former being priced at RM199,720, and the latter at an introductory price of RM119,500 (prices mentioned here onwards are on-the-road without insurance).

Beginning with the Impreza-based wagon, the Levorg (LEgacy, reVOlution, touRinG) comes fully imported from Japan (CBU) in a single 1.6 GT-S variant, powered by a 1.6 litre DIT (Direct Injection Turbo) turbocharged flat-four petrol engine.

The turbo mill develops 170 PS from 4,800 to 5,600 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 4,800 rpm, paired to a six-speed Lineartronic CVT transmission and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, sending drive to all four wheels.

Standard equipment include auto levelling LED headlamps, C-shaped positioning lights, halogen fog lamps, power sunroof, power-folding side mirrors with LED turn signals, dual exhaust tips and 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels wrapped with 225/45R18 tyres. On the inside, there’s a dual-zone automatic climate control system, multi-info displays and leather upholstery.

Meanwhile, the XV Crosstrek is essentially a kitted-up version of the facelifted XV, which was launched earlier in the year. The Crosstrek is available in two variants – 2.0i and 2.0i-P, with actual retail prices starting at RM138,588 for the former, and RM138,788 for the latter, once the introductory price mentioned above is discontinued.

The Crosstrek introduces a front spoiler lip, silver accents on the front corners, side skirts and a rear diffuser with silver highlights, as well as a black tailgate spoiler that is reminiscent of that offered on the pre-facelift STI Performance model (minus the STI badging). Interior additions include exclusive Crosstrek edition leather seats and floor mats.

No changes the car’s powertrain, which is made up of a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated flat-four petrol engine, developing 150 PS at 6,200 rpm and 196 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. Drive is sent to Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system via a Lineartronic CVT.

As mentioned at the start, the Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT-S is priced at RM199,720, which includes a five-year or 100,000 km manufacturer warranty. As for the Subaru XV Crosstrek, the model currently retails at an introductory price of RM119,500, and comes with the same warranty period as the Levorg, with the addition of a three-year or 60,000 km free service package.

GALLERY: 2016 Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT-S

GALLERY: 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek