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The Exiga was released for sale in Japan on 17 June 2008, and was built to replace the Subaru Traviq, which could also hold seven passengers in the Japanese market. It was initially sold only in Japan but Australia is the first export market outside Japan to receive it, where it is badged Subaru Liberty Exiga. Due to the exterior dimensions of the Exiga not being in compliance with Japanese Government regulations, it is not classified as a "compact MPV".
The Exiga is available in four trim options: the 2.0i is the entry level version, followed by the 2.0i-L, the 2.0i-S, all with a non-turbocharged engine, and the turbocharged 2.0GT with intercooler. The front grille and hoodscoop denotes if the engine is turbocharged; the chrome plated version is attached to vehicles without a turbo, and a metal mesh with dark plating is for the turbo. Two catalytic converters have been installed in a tandem configuration for effective emissions control. Active Torque Split transmission is used on engines without a turbo, and VTD is used with the turbo. Wheel sizes are either 16" or 17" for the turbo. For the Japanese-spec Exiga, AWD is optional on the naturally aspirated version and standard on the turbo as of 5 July 2008.
On 2 September 2009, the Lineartronic CVT transmission was available on AWD vehicles, and a driver safety aid called "EyeSight" was added as an option on the top level 2.0GT.