Subaru held a triple launch in the 20th Indonesia International Motor Show last month, simultaneously unveiling the BRZ, Impreza 2.0i, and XV for the Indonesian market. We tested the BRZ’s Toyota twin, the 86, a couple of months back, but of particular interest to us is the XV, will be imported from Malaysia.
The XV display unit showcased at Jakarta was in fact a pre-production model assembled by Tan Chong Motor Assemblies’ (TCMA) plant in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur. The CKD deal between Subaru and Tan Chong was announced last July, and series production of the XV in Segambut is scheduled to start in January 2013, with an initial annual capacity of 5,000 units. In addition to Indonesia and Malaysia, the TCMA-assembled XV will also be sold in Thailand.
Subaru dealers in Indonesia have begun order taking, and in their market, the XV will be offered in two trim levels – 2.0i at Rp 338 million (approx RM107k) and 2.0i Premium at Rp 359 million (approx RM114k). Subaru’s dealership network in Indonesia covers Pondok Indah, Kelapa Gading, Pluit, Alam Sutera, Bali, Batam, Surabaya, Medan, Pekanbaru, Balikpapan, Samarinda, Padang, Bandung, Solo, Banjarmasin and Manado.
The XV’s mechanical bits feature two Subaru trademark items, namely its 2.0-litre Boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive. The engine is designed with a long-stroke configuration for better fuel efficiency, and that cause is further helped by the use of a CVT, dubbed Lineartronic by Subaru.
Pictures: Official Subaru release.