13 September 2011

Subaru XV production model unveiled

Subaru has shown the concept version of its crossover-cum-SUV earlier this year. That basically is a production car with a very loud exterior paint, and a virtually production interior minus the touch screen centre console and glassy surface. Now , the mass production version bowed in at Frankfurt. Looks familiar? Yep you guess it right, the XV is actually a jacked-up Impreza 5DR, with greater ground clearance and Subaru trademark AWD drivetrain.

The crossover has an "Urban Adventure" design concept, with consists of tough SUV-like exterior with features such as high ground clearance (220mm) and cladding around the wheel arches. The interior is re-configurable to maximise space utilization and features 4.3" color LCD. Overall impact is meant to create an enjoyment in urban lifestyle that combined greater fuel efficiency, driving pleasure and strong styling presence. More after the jump.

The car is powered by boxer engine with capacity option of 1.6l and 2.0l. The 2.0l boxer is available in diesel version too. The gasoline model featured CVT and Auto Start-Stop systems. The manual transmission option is 5MT and 6MT respectively for 1.6l and 2.0l. 1.6l petrol produced 114bhp and 150Nm of power and torque respectively. The manual can reached 179km/h of top speed, while century sprint, is, well, not so sprinty 13.1 seconds. It returns 6.5l/100km. 2.0l is more potent, delivering 150bhp and 196Nm of power and torque, and capable for more respectable 187km/h and 10.5 seconds sprint while returning 6.9l/100km.

The XV is 4450mm long, 1780mm wide and 1570mm in height. The wheelbase is 2635mm. More details will be published once they are available. Enjoy the small gallery below.