The all-new Subaru XV has been spotted in Malaysia again, this time in the heart of Kuala Lumpur (near Sungei Wang Plaza) by reader Nicholas Nyy. Our previous sighting of the second-generation SUV was earlier in August, where a white unit was spotted in Segambut, close to Tan Chong’s Segambut plant (the current XV is manufactured there).

The orange vehicle seen here is wearing a 2.0i-P badge at the rear, and is possibly the range-topping variant when it finally makes its launch debut (the other variant being the 2.0i following the current model). A price list for the variant surfaced not too long ago, revealing the retail price – RM144,948 on-the-road without insurance.

The new XV, like the current one, should arrive as a locally-assembled model. In March 2016, Glenn Tan, executive director of Tan Chong International, revealed the company’s Segambut plant will be able to produce Subaru models that ride on the Subaru Global Platform, which include this new XV.

Under the hood, expect an updated FB20 2.0 litre boxer four-cylinder petrol engine with direct injection. On Taiwan-spec XVs, the powerplant serves up 154 hp and 196 Nm, and the engine is paired with an improved Lineartronic CVT and Subaru’s well-known Symmetrical AWD system.

As far as equipment goes, the 2.0i-P comes with LED headlights, which is an upgrade from the halogen reflector units (likely retained for the 2.0i) fitted to both variants of its predecessor. There’s also roof rails, a rear spoiler, silver-painted door handles, a reverse camera and a shark fin antenna.

For the Taiwan market, the top-spec XV (called the 2.0i-S) comes with dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, multi-info display, cruise control, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, leather dash, sunroof and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Safety kit is identical on the 2.0i-S and 2.0i sold there – Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), seven airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee), ABS, brake assist and rear Isofix child seat anchors – all coming as standard. Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist suite isn’t present over there, and it appears we’ll follow suit due to the absence of dual colour cameras near the rearview mirror.

With the new XV set to make its launch debut soon, Subaru Malaysia is offering some attractive deals for the current XV and Forester, where the former can be had from just RM109,968, complete with a free Subaru bodykit. That is a substantial discount from the price mentioned above, and you can find out more about the Subaru National Day Special, here.

UPDATE: We’ve been sent more photos of the new XV by Wong Zhi Zhien, revealing orange contrast stitching for the interior, X-Mode (like on the Forester), hill hold assist, upper dash info display, multi-info display for the instrument cluster and 17-inch alloy wheels.