The XV mid-sized SUV has just been relaunched; it’s better looking, roomier, sharper and basically all-round a very compelling package with all-wheel drive. It is absolutely loaded with technology and ultra-modern occupant and pedestrian safety assists. There are two petrol engine choices, a 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre, both in traditional Subaru ‘Boxer’ style. The XV, like the new Impreza, have been rated “Best in Class” for safety by Euro NCAP both scoring maximum ratings in the new tougher testing regime. Eyesight driver assist technology is being introduced across the Subaru range this year. In a 2017 Subaru Europe survey of Eyesight equipped- Outbacks was proven to reduce accidents by over 60%.