Motor Image recently introduced the EyeSight safety system in some of its models at this year’s Singapore Motor Show, and says it will do the same for the Malaysian market. The XV has been earmarked to receive the driver assistance system, but an official debut will only take place in the second half of 2019.

This was revealed to us by Glenn Tan, MD of Tan Chong International, during a group interview session today. He added that the EyeSight system will be included in a new variant for the XV, similar to what is being done for the model in the Singapore market.

Exact pricing hasn’t been disclosed at this point, but Tan said the variant is likely to cost up to RM8,000 more than the top-spec 2.0i-S variant currently on sale in Malaysia.

He added efforts will be done to educate the public and train its sales personnel in the coming months to better understand the system’s functions and capabilities.

Ahead of the enhanced XV, the new Outback (with EyeSight) will make its Malaysian debut in the second quarter of 2018. Its quicker introduction is primarily due to it being a fully-imported (CBU) model, as with other Subaru models in markets like Singapore and Taiwan. The XV sold in Malaysia is locally-assembled (CKD), and we’ve been told production of EyeSight-equipped XVs is slated to begin in the second half of next year.

As a brief recap, the EyeSight system is comprised of six technologies – pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure & sway warning, pre-collision steering assist and lead vehicle start alert.

GALLERY: Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight (Singapore spec)