2021 Subaru XV will get a new face in June – Here's what you can expect

Updated May 06, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

It's going to look like the Japanese-spec XV.

Motor Image Pilipinas is bringing in the facelifted 2021 Subaru XV sometime in June. The said model was also hinted at by several posts on social media bearing the tagline: “Seriously Fun.”

For those folks who are excited about this new model, you can even register at Subaru Asia’s official website. But, what can we expect from the facelifted Subaru XV?

A picture of the 2021 Subaru XV for Japan

The 2021 Subaru XV for the Japanese Domestic Market  

As a refreshed model, changes on the upcoming XV are not that extensive. If we based it on the looks of the refreshed Japanese-spec XV released in October 2020, it will come with design changes to its front end.

More specifically, it features sharper corners and additional cladding, making it even more SUV-like. The facelifted XV will also be getting a new set of 18-inch wheels with a fresh new design.

As for mechanical changes, Subaru gave the facelifted XV a retuned suspension system for better ride quality. It will also come with the dual-mode X-Mode, which is also found on the Forester. This system provides additional drive modes to better handling mud and dirt.

>>> Related: 2021 Subaru XV: Expectations and what we know so far

A picture of the rear of the 2021 Subaru XV facelift

The facelift also comes with the new Plasma Yellow Pearl color 

Inside the 2021 XV, we can expect that it will remain largely the same. The Japanese-spec model did receive new patterns for its seats and a new touchscreen head unit. And lastly, several control buttons were rearranged for better reach and usability.

For engines, it is highly likely that the upcoming Philippine version of the refreshed XV will stick to the 2.0-liter boxer-four that the current version uses. At most, this gasoline mill can make up to 154 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque.

The said engine is paired to a continuously variable transmission, and power is sent to all wheels. Of note, the Japan version of the 2021 XV comes with a smaller, less powerful 1.6-liter boxer engine, which we doubt will reach local markets.

>>> Related: Subaru PH wants you to drive home a Forester, XV without paying a single peso

A picture of the Japanese market 2021 Subaru XV's interior

Inside the Japan-spec 2021 Subaru XV


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Subaru XV

<p>The new Subaru XV is a subcompact crossover made to conquer concrete roads and challenging terrains efficiently. Inside and out, it is stylishly built with innovative and exciting features everyone will enjoy. Subaru Philippines is offering one variant of the new XV, the 2.0i-S CVT with EyeSight technology. The&nbsp;Subaru XV carries a sticker price of Php 1.908 million, and it is available in a range of eight colors.</p>

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

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