Subaru has announced pricing and
specification levels for its new All-Wheel Drive crossover vehicle, the
XV. Priced from £21,295 for entry level 1.6i S models, the latest
addition to the Japanese brand’s stable is set to firmly establish
itself as one of the most capable and best-value-for-money compact
crossovers currently available.
The five-star Euro NCAP-rated Subaru XV
– officially certified as the safest vehicle in its class and which
scores particularly highly for child occupant safety – combines style
and functionality with generous levels of standard-fit equipment, making
it more than a match for many of its established compact crossover
Every XV is equipped with two core
Subaru technologies – Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a Boxer engine –
ensuring that this new vehicle feels both engaging and incredibly safe
to drive, in all conditions. Subaru is confident that the XV will
thoroughly satisfy the needs of existing customers, while also
attracting new consumers to the brand.
Three Euro V-compliant Boxer engines
are offered with the new XV: 1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol, and 2.0-litre
diesel. The 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol engines develop 114ps and
150ps respectively, while the 2.0-litre diesel produces 147ps and
350Nm. The go-anywhere XV is available with a choice of either a five
and six-speed manual or a six-speed CVT automatic (petrol only).
Reaching 60mph in 9.3 seconds, the 2.0
diesel XV – likely to be the best-selling variant in the UK – offers
class-leading fuel economy of 50.4mpg on the combined cycle, while
emitting 146g/km of CO2. Subaru’s XV also features the
highest ground clearance and lowest centre of gravity in class, making
it a highly capable performer both on and off road.
Even entry-level S models feature a
standard kit list to make many models from premium compact SUV
manufacturers blush. Buyers can expect to find ABS, traction control,
Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC), front, side, curtain and knee
airbags, 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime LED running lights and automatic
air conditioning as standard.
SE models add cruise control, rear-view
camera, Bluetooth functionality and USB/iPod connectivity. Meanwhile,
top-of-the-range SE Lux Premium models also come with a sunroof, Keyless
Smart Entry, push-button start, leather seats and satellite navigation.
All 2.0-litre models are fitted with roof rails.
Petrol-powered XV models benefit from
Subaru’s new fuel-saving Auto Start Stop System as standard, boosting
fuel savings in congested traffic. It was the aim of Subaru engineers
to make the engine cut-out virtually unnoticeable to the driver, and
they achieved this with a time lapse between stop and start of
approximately 0.2 seconds, one of the fastest currently available.
Pricing for the new XV range starts at
£21,295 for the 1.6i S models, and rises to £29,995 for the
range-topping 2.0D SE Lux Premium. For more information about the XV or
the rest of the Subaru line-up, visit
Subaru XV range:
||Price OTR (£)
|2.0i SE Lux
|2.0i SE Lux
|2.0D SE Lux