BOOSTED: Subaru’s upgraded XV
Subaru’s refined XV will feature ride, handling and safety improvements, it has been revealed.
Priced from £21,995 and on sale this month, the refreshed compact crossover incorporates tweaks in suspension, engine noise reduction and power steering.
The cabin benefits from higher-quality silver surrounds housing steering wheel buttons and heater controls, and new gloss-black switches to control the car’s air-conditioning system.
A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and instrument cluster Gear Shift Indicator have also been added, both now fitted as standard to all models.
The 1.6i petrol engine will no longer be offered, with two Boxer engines now available: a 2.0i petrol and 2.0 diesel, in either SE or SE Premium trim.
Customers buying petrol models can choose between a six-speed manual or Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT transmission, while diesel versions are available only with a manual transmission.
Fuel efficiency is up to 50.4mpg, with CO2 emissions from 146g/km.
Standard specification for the Subaru XV SE models include auto lights and wipers, 17inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps with pop-up wash, Hill Start Assist, air conditioning, knee airbags, rear vision camera and Bluetooth.
The new SE Premium trim level replaces the previous Lux Premium model, adding satellite navigation and leather interior.
Paul Tunnicliffe, Managing Director for Subaru UK, said: “The Subaru XV has proven popular with buyers looking for a rugged but stylish compact crossover that can take on all conditions.
“For the upgraded model, Subaru engineers have focused first and foremost on improving ride comfort and refinement, while further improvements to the car’s steering and passive safety will give drivers even more confidence on the road.”