Subaru XV receives updated tech and styling

Updates to the Subaru XV enhance an already competent vehicle

Reuben Van Niekerk
Subaru
Subaru XV
Subaru SUV

Subaru Southern Africa’s award-winning 2021 XV is now available in South Africa sporting refreshed looks and even more technology.

 

What’s new?

Exterior improvements include an updated lower grille design with added contours around the fog lamps and bumper trim elements. New 17 and 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels bring a sense of energy and adventure to the compact SUV highlighting its modern yet rugged nature.

 

Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) has also found its way into the small SUV. Activated from buttons on the steering wheel, the driving mode selector ensures the best possible engine and transmission behaviour, offering a choice of comfortable and frugal efficiency in Intelligent mode or a sportier drive in Sport mode.

 

The already impressive array of safety equipment has been further bolstered with a front view monitor. With a camera integrated into the grille this displays a quality view of the front of the car to assist with manoeuvring in tight spaces and avoiding obstacles, making it especially useful in off-road situations. The front view camera forms part of Subaru’s Vision Assist suite of technologies which also includes a blind spot monitor, reverse automatic braking, lane change assist and Rear cross traffic alert.

 

The Subaru XV remains a comprehensively specced vehicle with equipment such as a sunroof, X-mode, eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice command, four USB ports and the award winning eyesight driver assist technology.

 

Under the skin

The new XV also sports revised suspension and spring rates for improved steering response and a more comfortable drive. The XV range remains powered by the direct injection 2.0 litre Boxer engine, delivering 115kW at 6000rpm and 196Nm at 4200rpm. A Lineartronic CVT transmission offers a seven-speed manual mode, which can be accessed from the shift paddles behind the steering wheel.

 

Pricing

Subaru XV 2.0i CVT

R445 000

Subaru XV 2.0i-S ES

R509 000