Subaru XV SUV production has commenced and the Fuji Heavy Industries Limited plant, Subaru revealed that it’s first XV has rolled off production lines. This SUV, of which the company has an initial production plan of 5,300 units per annum, will be produced at the plant of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn. Bhd (TCMA) of the Tan Chong Group.
A special ceremony was held to mark the commencement of production and was held on December 19th wherein top officials of the company along with a host of guests from the Malaysian Government were in attendance. Subaru XV SUV will be sold as a completely knocked down kit in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia through Tan Chong Group distribution channels. Subaru XV was showcased at the Indonesia International Motor Show earlier this year where it was received with aplomb due to its sleek and muscular looks.
Earlier this year, Subaru UK had announced that the compact crossover Subaru XV was named SUV of the Year by 4×4 Magazine. The Subaru XV range starts at £21,295 and is available with 1.6 liter petrol manual or CVT, 2.0 petrol manual or CVT and 2.0 D manual options. Apart from this, Subaru also announced that their BRZ has received 2012 Wheels COTY.