Subaru UK will cut the price of its Subaru XV compact crossover by £2,300, making the affordable model much easier to acquire. The price cut applies to every model in the Subaru XV range, which means a new XV could now be availed for a starting price of £18,995. The price cut could be due to a more favorable exchange rate between Pound Sterling and the Japanese Yen.
Thanks to its practicality, performance and fuel economy, the Subaru XV has won several accolades like the ‘SUV of the Year’ by 4x4 Magazine as well as industry recognition for its design and safety in Japan and the United States. The Subaru XV was also the best-selling car in Switzerland in August 2012. The Subaru XV comes as standard as an all-wheel drive.
The Subaru XV 2.0D boasts of a very good fuel efficiency of 50.4mpg in combined cycle and of carbon dioxide emissions of 146g/km. Its high ground clearance allows it to cruise off road, while its trademark low centre of gravity assures sporty handling on all roads.
The Subaru XV comes with generous features as standard like the front, side, curtain and knee airbags, front passenger airbag auto-disable, 17-inch alloy wheels and daytime running lights.
It also features heated front seats, wiper de-icers, CD player and a comprehensive Multi-Function Display. The popular SE model offers additional features like cruise control, folding door mirrors and dual-zone air conditioning. It is also equipped with rear view safety camera, Bluetooth, and rear privacy glass.
Haydn Davies, Marketing Director, Subaru UK, said: “Compared to rivals, the XV is one of the most robust and most economical cars available. We have taken the first opportunity to re-price the model given the changes to exchange rates and believe the price reduction now gives customers the greatest value for their money.”
Subaru's "Protren" design concept – derived from the terms "professional tool" and "trendy design" – represents the amalgamation of the functionality of an SUV and the personality of an urban vehicle.
As for the Subaru XV, this new crossover is fitted with a new design that fuses a high body and side cladding as well as a stylish, flowing form. Its elegant silhouette is also defined by its newly designed wheels, cut-away cladding and a number of design features suggesting a fun-loving character. This lends the new Subaru XV a sporty yet elegant exterior look. This unique distinctive appearance is also defined by a number of design cues borrowed from Subaru’s other vehicles -- hexagonal grille and hawk eye-style headlights.
The hexagonal front grille has always been one of the signature cues of Subaru units. On the new Subaru XV, this hexagonal grille features a larger design and new plating, allowing the new crossover to be instantly recognizable as a Subaru while conveying a strong impression of strength.