All-New Subaru XV Crossover confirmed for SA

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Japanese carmaker Subaru has shown off an all-new XV at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The revamped XV will be introduced in the South African market by the end of 2017.

The Subaru XV is a crossover that combines a compact-sized body with offroad SUV capability. The vehicle features Subaru's distinctive Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and this new model gains collision safety and hazard avoidance technology. The new XV is assembled on Subaru's Global Platform architecture, which underpins numerous models. 

First launched back in 2012, the XV has enjoyed some success as a capable family car. This new model features rugged and sporty looks, with extended wheel arches and matte-black cladding. There are new alloy wheels and new colours to choose from. Cool Grey Khaki is what you see in the pictures here, while Sunshine Orange can be seen in the video below. 

Subaru South Africa confirmed that the engine will be the same as per the Impreza, which means a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol with a peak output 115 kW will be offered locally. We'll have more details on local specification closer to the South African introduction.

Watch the Subaru XV launch video:

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