It has been ten years since the XV made its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011. To commemorate the model's 10th anniversary, Subaru built a special edition model called the Advance Style Edition for its home market of Japan. As the name implies, it's a more stylish, kitted-up version of the XV crossover.
The Advance Style Edition is based on the facelifted XV, which is now on sale in the Philippines. It gets a host of visual upgrades, making the crossover look even sportier. Gunmetal is the main theme, and it can be seen throughout the exterior of the XV. The grille, L-shaped fog light trim, skid plates, door handles, side mirrors, and roof rails are all finished in a dark metallic hue. Subaru also fitted a different set of gunmetal 18-inch wheels with a turbine design.
Inside, Subaru gave the cabin the darkened treatment as well. Most of the interior trim is now finished in black or dark chrome for a sportier vibe. Meanwhile, the seats, armrests, dashboard, and leather-wrapped steering wheel come with contrast yellow stitching.
Subaru offers the Advance Style Edition exclusively with the 2.0-liter e-Boxter hybrid powertrain. It uses a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated mill that produces 145 PS and 188 Nm torque paired with an electric motor that outputs an additional 14 PS and 65 Nm torque. A Lineartronic CVT and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive system are standard per the usual.
The Subaru XV Advance Style Edition retails in Japan for JPY 2,915,000 or roughly PHP 1,283,000. As nice as the special edition XV is, it's unlikely Subaru Philippines will offer it locally since they already offer the XV GT Edition.