Featuring a combination of stylish urban design and rugged good looks, and new levels of capability to get excited about, it’s the inspiration to live the life you want.
From the latest in driving technology to it's innovative safety features, and with a cutting edge SUV design, the XV looks stylish in any colour.
Like the new Impreza, the XV is built upon the new Subaru Global Platform which translates into positive handling, and a smoother, roomier ride, as a result of extensive development to the body structure.
It's also aided by the Active Torque Vectoring system, which uses the VDC (vehicle dynamics control) system to gently apply the inside brakes when corning during sporty driving. This directs more drive torque to the outside wheels which helps the SUV turn better and improves steering response and control. It sounds very technical but it all adds vehicle safety and works seamlessly as part of the vehicle operation system
Subaru EyeSight® is a fantastic safety feature and it now includes Lane Keep Assist which guides the car's steering to keep you in your lane. Another interesting feature added to the premium model is Reverse Automatic Braking which uses the vehicles reversing sensors to spot any potential hazards, and will panic stop when required.
Entertainment in the cabin comes from an impressive 8.0 inch colour touchscreen that connects seamlessly to your smartphone allowing you to stream the music you love straight into the impressive sound system.
Two variants of the XV are available - Sport and Premium. The Premium model boasts 18 additional features over the sport such as 18” alloy wheels, sunroof, automatic headlights, power driver’s seat, and heated front seats, just to name a few.
New to the Sport is Apple Car Play and Android connectivity, while the Premium picks up Satellite Navigation by TomTom featuring Traffic. This system gives real time traffic information while using navigation in New Zealand’s busiest cities such as Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga and Hamilton.
A spacious, well appointed vehicle range offering Subaru’s impressive Eyesight safety technology as standard across all variants. The XV and Impreza offers new car buyers value for money and an engaging drive at affordable price points. Plus the X-Mode and the XV’s off-road ability are impressive.
New Zealand Motoring Writers' Guild & AA Motoring