Subaru XV Malaysia Rolled Out!
The Subaru XV is here and will be made in Malaysia. Subaru XV will be CKD by Tan Chong International Limited subsidiary Motor Image Group at their Segambut assembly plant. I was there witnessing the launch of a history in the making. This is the first time for Subaru’s parent Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd to allow its Subaru vehicles to be assembled outside Japan and allowing Tan Chong to assemble the cars in Malaysia.
The brand new CKD Subaru XV.
Motor Image Group aims to sell 5,000 units of Malaysian made Subaru XV next year and the waiting list for it has spilled to six month before the launch! Part of the CKD units will be exported to Indonesia and Thailand taking advantage of the AFTA agreement between ASEAN countries.
Video of the Subaru XV Rollout Event.
The Subaru XV 2.0i and the Subaru XV2.0i premium will be produced annually for Indonesia (starting price of 338 million rupiah), Malaysia (starting price RM150,000) and Thailand (starting price 1.35 million baht). The all-wheel drive XV is powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0-litre boxer engine with 150PS/196Nm coupled to a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission.
The launch was officiated by Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd deputy president Jun Kondo.