All-new Subaru XV arrives
SUBARU LAUNCHED ITS ALL-NEW XV compact SUV on to the New Zealand market in June.
It’s selling the permanent four-wheel drive five-door wagon in two variants, the XV 2.0i Sport ($34,990) and the XV 2.0i Premium ($39,990).
Both models’ 4WD systems include X-mode which improves control on rough roads, steep terrain and slippery surfaces through integrated control of engine, AWD, stability control and braking.
Both models are powered by a 2.0 litre flat four petrol engine developing 115kw of maximum power and 196Nm of peak torque. The power output is 5kw up on the motor used in the previous XV.
The gearbox is a seven-step Lineartronic continuously-variable transmission (CVT). The Sport has 17-inch alloy wheels and the Premium rides on 18-inchers.
The Eyesight driver assist program in both XV models includes autonomous emergency braking, driver alerts, and lane keep assist. Both have a reversing camera, seven airbags and a five-star ANCAP safety rating.
The XV’S infotainment system displays on a multi-function eight-inch colour touchscreen and has Apple Car Play and Android connectivity.
The Premium also has Tom Tom satellite navigation which includes a feature that delivers real-time traffic information when used in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga and Hamilton.
• Our test of the XV will appear in the October/november issue of LCV magazine
Subaru’s new XV compact SUV is built on the brand’s global platform and offers more passenger and luggage room than its predecessor.