After having undergone the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) safety performance tests, the new Subaru XV was given the maximum five-star safety rating. It scored very high in the occupant protection category and was recognized for having a full range of safety features. This is the newest crossover vehicle from Subaru, the All-Wheel-Drive specialists from Japan.
The Subaru Impreza and Legacy/Outback had been recipients of the five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP’s safety performance test, which is known as the industry standard throughout Europe and is considered one of the most rigorous programmes worldwide.
But even with these awards, Subaru decided to improve the occupant safety in its most recent model even more. The XV is equipped with Subaru’s symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system.
This model is also where Subaru chose to introduce an advanced impact energy relay structure, guaranteeing that the driver and passengers are well-protected during a collision.
In this modern design, high-tensile steel is used to enhance safety and decrease weight. What’s offered as standard are the dual front and side airbags, as well as the driver’s knee, curtain and torso airbags to score more points for side protection.
Another feature that’s available as standard across the XV model range is VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control – Subaru’s version of ESP). It offers heightened stability through the use of sensors throughout the AWD system.
Subaru XV boasts a new kind of crossover design, combining a flowing style with a high body and side cladding that emphasizes a sense of security. Its elegant silhouette shows off the passenger compartment, the creatively designed wheels, and a cut-away cladding. The new Subaru XV also has many other features that hint at the car’s athletic exterior design and an overall fun-loving characteristic.
Moreover, the XV also has the hawk eye-style headlights and hexagonal front grille that are both distinctive Subaru features. And because of its larger design and new plating, the front grille gives the Subaru XV an impression of power and strength and allows it to look like it belongs with other models in the Subaru fleet of vehicles.
Subaru XV’s headlights look bold, like hawk’s eyes, efficiently illuminating a wide area and possessing a range of other functional enhancements. Meanwhile, the fog lamps boast an attractive design and blend seamlessly into the front bumper.
The car also has aluminum wheels that are innovatively designed and that convey a sense of depth while also staying fashionably urban. The vehicle portrays different impressions when it is immobile and when it is running, thanks to the silver spokes and black surroundings that display great contrast.
Subaru has strategically made omissions for the XV, like not applying its distinctive side cladding all around so that the car shows an enhanced sense of comfort and dynamism. It also developed a new grain to emphasize the play of light and shadow and to make the tires look bigger than they really are, thus creating a mixed impression of athleticism, safety, and reliability.