All-new Subaru XV ar­rives

New Zealand LCV - - NEWS | ROUND-UP -

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.

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