Motor Image Pilipinas (MIP), the official distributor of Subaru in the Philippines recently introduced the new Subaru XV STI Performance that was launched in Malaysia last July 2014. It will be the latest addition to the XV lineup and will be the range topping variant of the model.

The XV STI Performance receives exterior upgrades which includes a front under spoiler, side under spoilers, rear roof spoiler, rear under spoiler and HID headlights with auto levelizer and daytime running lights.

Inside, it now comes standard with leather seats, a high-grade multi-function display, rearview camera, paddle shift function, dual-zone climate control with anti-dust filter, and a power-sliding sunroof with tilt adjustability.

Powering the XV STI Performance will still be the 2.0-liter Boxer engine that produces 150 PS at 6,200 rpm and 196 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. It is mated to the brand's Lineatronic CVT transmission that drives all four wheels. An additional upgrade given to the car is a STI branded flexible tower bar.

The Subaru XV STI Performance retails at PHP 1,578,000 and is now available at all Subaru showrooms in the country – Greenhills, Global City, Manila Bay, Alabang, Santa Rosa, Batangas, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.