The Subaru XV Re-equipped and Fine-tuned
Subaru have focused on the all important details putting together its updated version of the Subaru XV compact crossover. Chassis, interior and technology have been key.
As always the Subaru XV has had standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive powertrain along with Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics control system which means the vehicle is remarkably reliable in any condition. Improvement have focused on ride quality, noise and vibration intrusion to the cabin.
Front and rear dampers have had their pitch rate lowered, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable ride. The damping power on suspension struts and new coil-spring settings now better suppress the transfer of vibrations into the cabin, plus reducing roll for greater cornering stability.
A new 2.8 turns, lock-to-lock provides a more linear, direct stable handling of the steering, the ratio has improved 10%. Thanks to wipespread fitting of sound-absorbent material throughout the car, the XV is now 1dB quieter under acceleration or when travelling at speed.
Inside the cabin of the XV boasts a higher-quality refined look with a contemporary blue feel thanks to the technical wonder of its new factory fit infotainment system and instrument binnicle.
The all new infotainment system was first seen in the new Outback released earlier this year, now fitted as standard to all XV models in the UK. The 7.0-inch touchscreen display allows smartphone-style control over advanced navigation and infotainment features, with a swipe and pinch control function for map displays. The display also features a contemporary new blue glow which matches the new driver’s instrument binnacle. The standard-fit display rear view camera offers a perfect 160-degree wide field of vision when reversing.
The infotainment system and other functions can be controlled through Subaru’s latest voice control facility, such as selecting radio station or music album, setting destinations in the Sat Nav or changing cabin temperature. Smartphone functions extend to apps that can be downloaded onto users devices pairing via Starlink for weather and traffic reports, wireless audio, news and a calender.
Passengers can now engage with the car’s Mutli-Function Display, with the control switch moved from the steering wheel to the centre of the dashboard, the display also informs of the status of its permanent All-Wheel Drive system along with fuel economy and trip info. There’s now more than one USB jack, enabling passengers to listen to music from one USB compatible device while charging another.
The new interior design now has an all new instrument binnacle and new metallic and piano black accents throughout the cabin for the central console, dashboard and steering wheel switchgear and armrests. The centre-console cup holders have been re-designed and now features a sliding cover. Lineartronic versions get a new shift lever and new housing with metal and piano black accents.
Full pricing and model line-up:
- Subaru XV 2.0i SE £21,995
- Subaru XV 2.0i SE Lineartronic £23,495
- Subaru XV 2.0i SE Premium £23,995
- Subaru XV 2.0i SE Premium Lineartronic £25,495
- Subaru XV 2.0D SE £23,995
- Subaru XV 2.0D SE Premium £25,995
Subaru XV also comes with Subaru’s comprehensive 5 year, 100,000 mile warranty.
Currently also receive 3 years’ free servicing & £1,000 deposit contribution from Subaru UK.