Remember the Subaru XV GT Edition? It's the more stylish and upscale version of the brand's popular crossover. But when the facelifted 2021 XV arrived earlier this year, we noticed that the dressed-up variant was no longer available. But it wasn't gone for long – the XV GT Edition is back.
Motor Image Pilipinas recently announced that the 2022 XV GT Edition is now on sale. Similar to before, the changes are all cosmetic. Like before, the GT Edition is based on the top-spec XV, which in this case is the 2.0i-S EyeSight. To give it a more stylish look, the GT Edition comes with a front under spoiler and matching front bumper garnish. Along the side, there's a new set of side skirts paired with a rear bumper spoiler. The wraparound body kit is then complemented with a roof spoiler.
Aside from the body kit, the GT Edition also comes with an exclusive set of wheels with matching GT center caps. Interestingly it looks identical to the ones fitted on the pre-facelift XV GT Edition. There is also a GT Edition badge at the rear to show that it's not just any standard XV.
Step inside, it's very much the same as what you would find on the 2.0i-S EyeSight. As standard, there's an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto together with EyeSight. The updated XV also comes with S-I drive mode and auto vehicle hold (AVH) along with the Forster's more Dual X-Mode function. However, the GT Edition does have a fancier-looking cabin with leather seat covers.
Under the hood, the 2022 XV GT Edition is powered by the familiar naturally aspirated 2.0-liter boxer engine. It produces 156 PS and 196 Nm torque and shifts via Subaru's Lineartronic CVT. As with all Subaru models, the XV comes standard with all-wheel drive.
The 2022 Subaru XV GT Edition retails for PHP 2,008,000. Yes, it's quite a premium but there is some good news. While it may be new, Motor Image Pilipinas is already offering a PHP 210,000 discount for the crossover. Did the discount catch your attention? You can visit the Subaru dealership nearest you to check out the XV GT Edition.