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Crossovers are so handy it's amazing no one thought of them sooner. They have the comfort of a sedan, most of the ground clearance of a typical SUV, and the space of a hatchback. And lately all of them are sport great designs. 

Case in point is the all-new, second-generation Subaru XV. Its predecessor was a runaway hit for the Japanese carmaker, despite not having a turbocharger. It reached out to a new market that wanted the stability of all-wheel drive, the Japanese build quality, and a bit of performance. 

We were able to sample the new XV during its launch in Taiwan a few months ago, and it is better than the first generation in every way. And because they look so alike, there's a strong visual continuity here too. Current owners will likely be tempted to upgrade, and it'll bring in new buyers as well. 

The official Philippine launch is happening in a few weeks, so stay tuned for updates about this cool crossover. 

Dinzo Tabamo
Executive Editor
Dinzo has been fascinated with cars since he was 12 years old, when he picked up a car magazine in his cousin's bedroom. It is a passion that never waned.
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