During our review of the updated Subaru XV, we liked its ability to squeeze in plenty of standard features in a compact package. It doesn’t drive like the usual crossover as its Impreza underpinnings give it stable handling and a pleasant ride. But one thing that might turn off potential buyers is the sea of black trim.
This is why just like the outgoing XV, the new one gets a GT Edition version. It has all of the toys of the standard 2.0i-S like EyeSight, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. But the exterior gets a dash of contrasting hues in the form of sporty bodykit, which mainly consists of bumper garnishes and a rear spoiler.
It also gets different wheels, a bespoke leather interior, and the usual GT Edition badges. Just like the Forester GT Edition, the XV GT Edition’s add-ons were penned by Masahiko Kobayashi, Subaru’s former designer responsible for no fewer than 12 of its production models. The kit is engineered by auto-body specialist Giken Co. Ltd.
The XV GT Edition can be yours for P2,008,000. Subaru is currently offering an introductory discount of P210,000.