The new all-wheel drive Subaru XV crossover prices have been announced, with the entry-level XV 1.6 S starting the line-up at £21,295, raising to £ 29,795 for the XV 2.0D SE Lux Premium.
There are three XV engines – 1.6 (114ps) and 2.0-litre petrol (150ps), and 2.0-litre diesel (147ps) – all in the boxer format, which aids road holding by lowering the car’s centre of gravity. There is a choice of either a five and six-speed manual gearboxs or a six-speed CVT automatic option (petrol only).
The 2.0-litre diesel is likely to be the best selling engine – it produces 147ps which is enough to propel the XV from 0-60 mph in 9.3 second and should according to Subaru return around 50 mpg and output 146g/km of CO2.
Subaru XV petrol models benefit from an Auto Start Stop System as standard, to aid fuel consumption in traffic. It was the aim of Subaru engineers to make the engine cut-out virtually unnoticeable to the driver, and they achieved this with a time lapse between stop and start of approximately 0.2 seconds, one of the fastest currently available.
There are three trim levels for the XV - S, SE and SE Lux Premium
Subaru XV S models features: (£ 21,295 to £ 23,995)
ABS, traction control, Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC), front, side, curtain and knee airbags, 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime LED running lights and automatic air conditioning as standard.
Subaru XV SE adds: (£ 23,295 to £ 25,995)
Cruise control, rear-view camera, Bluetooth functionality and USB/iPod connectivity.
Subaru SE Lux Premium adds: (£ 27,795 - £ 29,795)
Satellite navigation, Keyless Smart Entry, push-button start, leather seats and a sunroof.Published 30 January 2012