Subaru has high hopes for its first XV

Subaru XV
Subaru has high hopes for the XV.

SUBARU has announced prices for its 11-model XV range, its new All-Wheel-Drive crossover vehicle. The entry level 1.6i S checks in at £21,295 rising to £29,995 for the range-topping 2.0D SE Lux Premium.
The Japanese carmaker aims to  establish the XV as one of the most capable and best-value-for-money compact crossovers on the market.
With its five-star Euro NCAP rating, the highest possible, the XV mixes style and functionality with high levels of standard equipment.
Each model comes with two core Subaru technologies — Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a Boxer engine — ensuring it feels both engaging and safe to drive in all conditions.  Subaru is confident that the XV will keep existing customers happy and attract new ones.
Three Euro V-compliant Boxer engines are — 1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol, and 2.0-litre diesel.  The 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol engines develop 114ps and 150ps respectively, while the 2.0-litre diesel produces 147ps and 350Nm.  The go-anywhere XV is available with a choice of either a five and six-speed manual or a six-speed CVT automatic (petrol only).
Reaching 60mph in 9.3 seconds, the 2.0 diesel XV — likely to be the best-selling variant in the UK — offers class-leading fuel economy of 50.4mpg on the combined cycle, while emitting 146g/km of CO2.  Subaru’s XV also features the highest ground clearance and lowest centre of gravity in class, making it a highly capable performer both on and off road.
Even entry-level S models feature a standard kit list to make many models from premium compact SUV manufacturers blush.  Buyers can expect to find ABS, traction control, Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC), front, side, curtain and knee airbags, 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime LED running lights and automatic air conditioning as standard.
SE models add cruise control, rear-view camera, Bluetooth functionality and USB/iPod connectivity.  Meanwhile, top-of-the-range SE Lux Premium models also come with a sunroof, Keyless Smart Entry, push-button start, leather seats and satellite navigation.  All 2.0-litre models are fitted with roof rails.
Petrol-powered XV models benefit from Subaru’s new fuel-saving Auto Start Stop System as standard, boosting fuel savings in congested traffic.  It was the aim of Subaru engineers to make the engine cut-out virtually unnoticeable to the driver, and they achieved this with a time lapse between stop and start of approximately 0.2 seconds, one of the fastest currently available.
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Subaru XV range:
1.6i S £21,295.151
1.6i S Lineartronic £22,715.146
1.6i SE £23,295.151
1.6i SE Lineartronic £24,715.146
2.0i SE £24,295.160
2.0i SE Lineartronic £25,495.153
2.0i SE Lux Premium £27,795.160
2.0i SE Lux Premium Lineartronic £29,283.153
2.0D S £23,995.146
2.0D SE £25,995.146
2.0D SE Lux Premium £29,795.146