Subaru XV vs rivals
Can new Subaru and Mitsubishi SUVS hold back all-conquering Skoda?
Ca Can revised crossover see off Mitsubishi and Skoda?
COMPETITION between mainstream manufacturers is becoming ever tighter as more and more makers join the SUV fray. And Subaru is aiming for a slice of the action with its updated XV family 4x4.
The newcomer boasts more power and practicality than before, with improved quality and refinement to boot. These are key attributes in a market where it seems firms need a family 4x4 in their line-up if they want to genuinely vie for sales.
But the XV isn’t the only new Japanese contender on the SUV block. Mitsubishi has also recently launched the Eclipse Cross, and while this car doesn’t actually replace the old ASX, it makes a lot more sense for families. With a more modern design, a new petrol powertrain and plenty of practicality, the Eclipse Cross is aiming to steal some sales from big players in this sector.
However, if either model wants to succeed in this market, it will have to compete with the class-leading Skoda Karoq. We know how appealing the Czech car’s blend of style, kit, fuel efficiency, performance and practicality is. Can the Subaru and Mitsubishi surpass this incredibly well-balanced SUV?