Subaru has launched the Subaru XV Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, a design concept car which defines a new generation of crossover vehicle - a combination of SUV practicality and a fashionable form.
The Subaru XV Concept combines crossover-like driving dynamic with what the designers call a "playful nature". The key concept is the integration of authentic functionality but with urban, stylish design. The vehicle was engineered to blend the commanding silhouette seen around the lower half of the body with a fashionable image in a single, modern package.
The front of the Subaru XV features design elements recognisable as Subaru, such as the hexagon grille, winged motif and hawk-eye headlights. The centre of the grille is the same colour as the body itself, which helps contribute to the solid and powerful look.
The rear features the same hexagonal design as the front, with metallic decorations define the hexagonal shape further, whilst more hexagons are engraved into the clear blue base under the license plate.
A panorama roof of continuous glass extending from the front windscreen all the way to the rear. The exterior sees new alloy wheels with silver spokes and black rims and exterior paintwork called Electro Yellowgreen.
A white leather features to line the seats and a touch panel multi-information display dominates the centre panel, providing the driver with easy access and control to the navigation and audio systems. Subaru's driver support system Eyesight is included, with an LCD monitor allow the driver to check the images captured with the EyeSight's stereo cameras.Published 19 April 2011