The Subaru XV Concept was launched at the Shanghai motor show overnight, revealing a car that combines crossover driving ability with stylish looks
Subaru says the XV Concept has been "specifically designed for customers seeking a vehicle offering the looks, benefits and packaging that stretch beyond the existing choice of crossover models".
The front of the XV Concept features design elements that are common to the Subaru stable, including the hexagon grille, winged motif and hawk-eye headlights. The centre of the grille is the same colour as the body itself, while the black lower bumper protectors and metallic highlights reinforces the cross-over design.
The rear of the vehicle features the same hexagonal design as the front.
The XV features a panorama type glass roof which extends from the front windscreen all the way to the rear. There'es also new alloy wheels with silver spokes and black rims, and the exterior paintwork is a special Electro Yellowgreen colour.
Inside, a special white leather complements the dark tones found elsewhere on the car, and sporty mesh with yellowgreen piping gives a sporty feel.
A large touch-panel multi-information display has been installed in the centre panel, giving the driver easy control over navigation and audio systems as well as displaying vehicle information. Plus, Subaru’s advanced driver support system EyeSight allows the driver to check the images captured with the EyeSight’s stereo cameras on an LCD screen.
The XV Concept offers us a glimpse of what's to come for Subaru.
Wallis Dumper, Managing Director, Subaru of New Zealand, said: “XV Concept clearly flags Subaru’s intentions to capture even more of the crossover market in the future and this stunning new design no doubt provides some clues as to what we may expect.”
“Sub-Compact SUVs are a growing opportunity and XV Concept is the type of vehicle that will attract even more customers.”
”Don’t forget Subaru basically ‘invented’ this SUV type of car when they created the larger Outback, back in 1995. XV concept simply reveals their continued innovative design and thinking.”
Body size (Length x Width x Height): 4450 mm x 1800 mm x 1620 mm
Wheelbase: 2635 mm
Engine: 2.0-litre four cylinder Horizontally-Opposed DOHC engine
Transmission: Lineartronic (CVT)
Tyre size: 245/45 ZR19