Subaru has recently unveiled the XV crossover, which features anthracite wheels and a bodywork that has the same color as the previous Focus ST. In early 2011, Subaru revealed the XV Concept at the Shanghai Auto Show. Subaru will also launch the new generation of 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter boxer engines and the 2.0-liter Boxer Diesel in the XV crossover. Its fuel economy is boosted with the use of CVT transmission and the Auto Start Stop system with Idle reduction.
The base 1.6-liter has an output of 114hp. A 5-speed manual is standard but the CVT is available to customers as well. Sprinting from zero to 100km/h (62mph) takes 13.1 seconds. It boasts a top speed of 179km/h (111mph).
But what makes it more amazing is that it has a fuel economy rating of 6.5 liters/100 km (36.2 mph).
Meanwhile, the 2.0-liter boxer could deliver 150hp, enabling the car to go from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in 10.5 seconds and to attain a maximum speed of 187km/h (116mph). It offers a combined fuel efficiency of 6.9 liters per 100 km (36.2mpg).
The 2.0-liter diesel can deliver 147hp and is only available with a 6-speed manual. Moving from a standstill to 100km/h (62mph) takes 9.3 seconds. It can reach a top speed of 198 km/h (123mph), while it offers a combined economy of 5.6 liters per 100 km (42mpg).
The main principle behind the Subaru XV is to have a car that can be driven perfectly in an urban landscape. It is no wonder that the Subaru XV is called the "Urban Adventure." Under this concept, Subaru attempted to find the right mix in the different factors that affect performance, specifically being able to experience a pleasurable drive and fuel efficiency without giving up a unique design style for the exterior.
The Subaru XV, while being part of the growing Subaru family, has its own way of being casual and sporty at the same time. To achieve this, the Subaru XV displays five important strengths. One of this is related to its design. The Subaru XV has a muscular look while remaining sleek. The brand has found a way to have this model have a unique design that mixes with the Subaru’s profile and overall presence.
Even with its height, driving the Subaru XV is easy and it is environment friendly as well. The car is indeed very secure to drive and the improvements in the engine and transmission make it friendly to the environment. Another key strength is that safety was ensured to follow the highest of standards. The Subaru XV already gives the driver an exceptional field of view but it also used its extensive knowledge in the areas of passenger protection and collision avoidance.
The cabin space is another example of the strength Subaru is proud of. The passenger compartment has been made roomier as well as the cargo area, resulting in a convenient and comfortable riding experience. All these though would amount to nothing if not for the use of equipment that makes it appropriate for use in an urban setting.
The size of the Subaru XV makes entering or leaving it easy. Driver support is enhanced with the on-board information and entertainment system. Subaru XV has an ample wheelbase that has been secured with the need to lengthen the vehicle. The passenger compartment has more space due to the A-pillar being moved forward. This additional space is the result of extending the car’s wheelbase. The rear passengers now have more knee room and they can even tuck in their feet under the front seats.
This improvement to the interior space is rarely seen in the other vehicles in the same class. More space ultimately means higher comfort. The internal structures of all the doors also underwent improvements to increase the space in the passenger compartment in the transverse direction. Not only has the legroom been increased but both the passenger and driver side also have more elbow and shoulder room.
This sense of space is highlighted since the bottom portion of the A-pillars has been moved. As mentioned earlier, the driver has been given a better field of view. The reason for this is that the cross-section of the pillar has been optimized while the triangular quarter glass in its rear-view mirror expands the field of view.
Both the heating units and the ducts have been repositioned in order to make the interior roomier and this was aided with the fact that the top of the instrument panel was also lowered. Previous models had the problem of having a gap between the floor and side sill, but this has been closed in the Subaru XV. As a standard in many SUVs, the seats are higher making it easy to go in and out of the car.