Subaru have announced their upgraded XV will go on sale later this month priced from £21,995.
The new XV comes with a choice of a 2.0litre petrol or diesel engines, with Subaru withdrawing the XV’s 1.6 litre unit from UK sale.
Subaru say the the all-wheel-drive XV has undergone significant revisions in order to reduce engine noise and improve stability, but outside the XV remains unchanged.
They claim revisions to the electric power steering system will produce a much more linear response and give extra feel.
New safety features are also added including Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, thicker A-pillars and revised suspension design.
The petrol XV comes in four trim levels, SE, SE Lineartronic, SE Premium and SE Premium Lineartronic. Diesel buyers are limited to SE or SE Lineartronic.
Under the bonnet the diesel XV manages 50.4mpg and pumps out 146g/km of CO2, putting it in tax Band F. Petrol variants can be mated either with a six-speed manual or Subaru’s CVT Lineartronic transmission, while Diesel XVs come with the manual only.
Inside the standard SE comes loaded with automatic lights and wipers, 17 inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps with pop-up wash, Hill Start Assist, dual–zone air conditioning, knee airbags, rear vision camera and Bluetooth.
Subaru has not released pictures of the XVs interior, but say it too has minor changes, with silver surrounds added to the steering wheel buttons and heater controls, and new gloss-black switches to control the car’s air-conditioning system.
|Subaru XV 2.0i SE||£21,995|
|Subaru XV 2.0i SE Lineartronic||£23,495|
|Subaru XV 2.0i SE Premium||£23,995|
|Subaru XV 2.0i SE Premium Lineartronic||£25,495|
|Subaru XV 2.0D SE||£23,995|
|Subaru XV 2.0D SE Premium||£25,995|