The Subaru XV has been revamped for the first time since its launch in 2012 and is now built on the brand’s ‘Global Platform’ architecture, enhancing the body and chassis rigidity and strength.
This cool crossover SUV not only has a sporty look, it is versatile too – fully at home both on-and off-road thanks to the all-wheel drive system. Furthermore, it boasts enhanced safety features, upgraded interior space, and improved torsional rigidity, making it a force to be reckoned with.
It carries a new, direct fuel-injection, two-litre Boxer horizontally opposed engine that is 12kg lighter than the previous unit and now capable of 154bhp at 6,000rpm and 196Nm at 4,000rpm.
The second-generation XV also comes with a new X-Mode, a push-button system that enhances off-road capabilities and a suite of world-class safety and hazard-avoidance features that includes Subaru’s EyeSight driving assistance system.
EyeSight acts as a ‘second pair of eyes’ for drivers by employing stereo colour camera technology to monitor the road and traffic ahead for potential hazards. EyeSight’s two colour cameras are located on either side of the rear view mirror to detect the presence of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and other hazards up to 110 metres in front of the car.
Subaru analysed a range of traffic accident data involving the company’s vehicles from 2010 to 2014, and found that when measured in terms of accidents per 10,000 vehicles, models equipped with EyeSight had 84 per cent fewer rear-end collisions than those without. The adoption of EyeSight resulted in 62 per cent fewer vehicle-to-vehicle collisions and a 49 per cent reduction in vehicle-to-pedestrian crashes.
It features technologies to maximise safety, including pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure, sway warning, and lead vehicle start alert.
The new XV has won the brand a place in the Wards Auto Top 10 Best Interior Design awards in 2017. The interior panels are finished in mixes of black and silver, as are switches, the steering wheel, and door inserts. It also has orange stitching running throughout the cabin from the seats to the steering wheel, gear-shifter and centre stack.
With its sportier and more surefooted driving characteristics, the Subaru XV represents a fresh approach to design embodied in an adventurous spirit by the Japanese car manufacturer.
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