Subaru XV Details


Just as the Subaru XV crossover goes on display at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Japanese car maker releases more details on this upcoming product which is ought to set new standards for affordable and tough family SUV.

Expressing “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind”, the XV has the superior drive performance and fuel efficiency made possible by Subaru’s next-generation power units, the excellent manoeuvrability for which Subaru is renowned and an extremely high level of functionality. To top it all off, it also has a cool and trendy design,  something that previous Subaru crossovers always lacked.

Regardless of the brand then, the XV is all the car you would ever want. It’s practical, well-built, versatile, efficient and affordable. Let’s see how the market embrace it.

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Details of the car’s design, engine, and equipments in the press release below:

Packaging / Utility

This vehicle’s interior provides unmatched comfort levels to all passengers and best-in-class spaciousness.

·       The XV features an extremely roomy passenger compartment, a cargo area that is both spacious and convenient, and excellent riding comfort.

·       The door opening dimensions have been enlarged and the higher seat position allows much easier ingress and egress.

·       With a focus on convenience, ample storage space for small objects is provided at ideal locations. The Multi-Function Display (MFD) is highly visible in the upper middle section of the instrument panel for comfortable driving.

Exterior design

Coined from the terms “professional tool” and “trendy design,” Subaru’s “Protren” design concept symbolizes the fusion of SUV functionality and urban persona.

·      It features a new type of crossover design that combines a stylish, flowing form with a high body and side cladding that enhances the sense of functionality of SUV.

·      Equipped with a hexagon grille and hawk eye headlights, these design features emphasize the unique identity of Subaru vehicles. The innovatively designed alloy wheels and cut-away cladding give the XV a sporty and attractive appearance.

·      The corners of the front and rear bumpers were designed with special edges that enhance the aerodynamic performance of the vehicle and also contribute to better fuel efficiency.

Interior design

Along with the roomy and comfortable interior, a stylish design was selected to bring out the best qualities of the chosen materials and give passengers a feeling of quality.

  • The instrument panel is styled horizontally, which gives a more roomy feeling.
  • A luxurious interior was created that perfectly balances the different tactile and emotional qualities of leather, metal, and cloth.
  • The Multi-Function Display is highly visible in the upper middle section of the instrument panel and provides the driver and passengers with information necessary for practical driving in a highly intuitive format. For high-grade type*1, a large 4.3 inches full-colour LCD is equipped with advanced infotainment such as eco-driving display and vehicle information display which supports the driver in a great many ways.

*1: Option for all models

Engine and transmission

The new generation Subaru Boxer engine, which was introduced last year with a totally new design, is installed in 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol models. Along with the usual merits that horizontally opposed engines inherently possess, this engine has improved fuel efficiency and exhaust performance. Together with the adoption of the new Lineartronic (CVT), a newly developed “Auto Start Stop System”, the fuel efficiency was further improved. Also the Subaru Boxer Diesel, which was specially developed for the European market and received very favourable reviews, is featured in the XV line-up and is the most likely model to arrive in Ireland.

Safety

  • By integrating the partition windows into the front doors and putting the door mirrors on the door panels, top-level forward visibility in this class was achieved, and blind angles were reduced. A stylish profile with a more streamlined rear roof edge was designed without impairing the rear field of view.
  • In addition to SRS driver’s/passenger’s airbags, SRS side airbags and SRS curtain airbags, SRS driver’s knee airbag are installed as standard in all models.
  • VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) is installed in all models as standard. Its intervention timing was optimised and incorporates control logic that demonstrates effectiveness in danger avoidance situations. A brake assist function is also incorporated into the VDC system. This provides the XV with world leading danger avoidance performance and increases driving confidence.

Major Specifications: (European Specs.)
[Note: Specifications are preliminary and subject to change.]

Overall Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,450 x 1,780 x 1,570

Wheelbase (mm): 2,635

Track Front/Rear (mm): 1,525 /1,525

Minimum road clearance (at kerb weight)(mm): 220

Seating Capacity: 5

Subaru Ireland will preview the Subaru XV to customers November 2011 with pre selling, and first deliveries mid January 2012. Retail prices to be announced shortly.

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