Subaru XV Concept teased
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Subaru will bring an XV Concept to the Geneva motor show, which will preview the XV’s replacement
The XV Concept will preview the next-generation Subaru XV, although no further details of the concept have been released. The XV has just received its mid-life facelift, with tweaks to the engines, chassis in addition to Inner surface in addition to external surfaces styling, as well as an improved upon infotainment system.
The subtle styling modifications include brand-new metal-tone front foglight surrounds in addition to a brand-new lower grille in addition to bumper treatment. Tweaks to the headlight clusters also feature on the 2016 style, along that has a brand-new set of diamond-cut black in addition to silver alloy wheels. Two brand-new paint colours have also been added.
The rear remains largely unchanged, aside coming from revised LED tail-lights in addition to tweaked boot spoiler.
The external surfaces upgrades mark the second part of a two-step facelift, according to Subaru, with the Inner surface upgrades having been put in place prior to the external surfaces updates for the 2016 style year. The chassis upgrades are claimed to improve the ride in addition to grip of the XV, in addition to were implemented prior to the external surfaces facelift. Despite the subtlety of the external surfaces styling tweaks, Subaru claims that will the updates ‘significantly change’ the original car.
Subaru says the item experienced an increase in sales following the earlier Inner surface in addition to chassis upgrades in addition to expects to maintain current sales of 0-700 units per year inside UK, although that will is usually a long way off the sales figures of more mainstream rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai in addition to BMW X1.
Inside, a brand-new steering wheel is usually the most notable upgrade, that has a greater amount of metallic trim replacing some black plastics inside previous style. Voice control has also been added to the XV, allowing navigation in addition to climate control settings to be changed using voice commands, alongside full connectivity for iPhone users.
Engine updates have improved upon the fuel economy of the 2.0-litre petrol unit to a claimed 43.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 151g/km when equipped with Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT transmission. The 2.0-litre turbodiesel’s fuel economy rises to a claimed 52.3mpg, with emissions falling by 5g/km to 141g/km. No further engines are planned to feature as part of the XV style line-up, though.
The facelifted XV goes on sale coming from 1 March, with prices remaining unchanged coming from the previous style despite Subaru’s claim of higher-quality Inner surface materials.
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