The Subaru XV has just the right amount of brawn and brains to make a great impression on the Australian market. Throw in some great looks and you have a sure winner.
Resting on 17-inch alloys, the Subaru XV all-wheel drive offers stylishly symmetrical lines, the best in modern technology and impressive performance across the range. Whether the choice is for the XV 2.0i, the XV 2.0i-L or the 2.0i-S, the level of engineering expertise remains high, producing an exhilarating drive. All models are powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that puts out 110kW and 196Nm with a six-speed manual transmission that shifts with ease. There is more on offer for driver and passenger comfort.
An eight-way power driver’s eat keeps the driver comfortable in peak-hour traffic while a stop/start feature that is provided across the range switches the engine off when idling and back on when the brake pedal is released. Also on offer in all models is iPod, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and an informative LCD screen. A reverse camera, cruise control and an adjustable steering wheel adds to the list of driver assists. Modern technology takes good care of safety issues.
Brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution and anti-lock ABS brakes ensure that the Subaru XV responds well to tight cornering or emergency situations. Dual front and side airbags as well as a driver’s knee airbag and a secure child seat anchor offer good passenger protection. It simply remains to relax and enjoy the drive.