Wraps taken off all-new Subaru XV
07 March 2017
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Subaru has revealed its all-new XV crossover at the Geneva motor show.
This is the first time the XV has been redesigned since 2012, and the Japanese company said the model will be built on a new revamped platform which increases the chassis' rigidity and strength.
The XV will be powered by a heavily revised version of the firm's 2.0-litre diesel engine which produces 156hp and is claimed to offer improved fuel economy figures over the outgoing model, though emissions and efficiency data have not been revealed at this stage.
Inside, Subaru said the seats have been improved to offer increased comfort levels for passengers, while the interior also features an eight-inch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity.
In terms of safety, the car's energy absorption has improved by 40% over the present model when it is hit in the event of an accident, the manufacturer said,.
The company's EyeSight suite of driver assistance features - including pre-collision braking control, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist function - is retained, while the car can now switch between high- or low-beam headlights automatically via a camera.
In addition, the firm has fitted blind-spot detection, lane-change assistance and reversing assistance tools in order to enhance safety.