Subaru launches innovative crossover vehicle
information supplied by: Subaru South Africa
05 March 2011
SUBARU LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE CROSSOVER VEHICLE
Subaru has launched the new XV, a crossover vehicle which combines the versatility and off-road ability of a SUV with the handling and performance of a hatch.
The Subaru XV is based on the Impreza Hatchback, and it is aimed at adventurous young motorists who want a “go anywhere, conquer anything” vehicle with a kick-butt attitude.
With its raised suspension and 185 mm of ground clearance, the XV is clearly something different. It boasts a new front grille, sharply shaped headlamps and a sporty bumper with fog lamps positioned at both ends.
The wheel arches – with their in-your-face claddings – are especially bold and noticeable. Black aluminium roof rails and a rear spoiler further emphasize the muscular frame of the vehicle. At the rear, there is a large roof spoiler, while LEDs are employed as brake lamps in the rear combination lamp system. The “XV” badge on the rear gate is complimented by a Symmetrical AWD badge.
In addition to features such as cruise control, central locking, power windows and climate control air-conditioning, the XV boasts Bluetooth wireless technology, a USB port and a 6-speaker audio system. There are satellite switches for audio control and the Bluetooth hands-free system on the steering wheel for added safety, and the vehicle is equipped with sporty bucket seats. Luxury features include a leather-covered three-spoke sports steering wheel and gear lever.
The XV has every imaginable safety feature. The Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system, which helps to prevent the vehicle from going into a skid, is a standard feature, as is ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist.
The XV employs a stiffer suspension while retaining a quality ride (it has MacPherson struts at the front; double wishbones at the rear). It is powered by the Subaru 2.0-litre four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC Boxer engine, which provides the optimal balance in terms of output/torque, fuel economy, and eco-friendliness. This engine can be mated to a five-speed manual or four-speed SportShift automatic transmission. Maximum output is 110 kW of power at 6 400 r/min and 196 Nm of torque at 3 200 r/min.
- The XV features Subaru Assist, a three-year/100 000 km warranty and a three-year/75 000 km maintenance plan.
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