Subaru’s revised popular compact crossover features some extra engineering technology, a few exterior design tweaks and even more driver assist safety systems
Subaru is pleased to launch the facelifted version of the XV crossover in the UK. It is available to order in all official dealerships from 1st March, with prices starting from £31,665 – the same price as the current model.
Buyers can choose from two trim levels – SE or SE Premium. Standard equipment on both trims include Permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Subaru’s bespoke EyeSight driver assistance safety technology, automatic LED headlights equipped with high beam assist, 18” alloy wheels, heated front seats, an intuitive 8” multifunction colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ plus Keyless Entry & Push Button Start System .
Customers can upgrade to the SE Premium for £33,665 which includes all the aforementioned equipment, along with leather seats, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, satellite navigation and sunroof.
New Engineering and Safety Technology
As standard on both trim levels, customers will also now get the added benefit of extra engineering and advanced driver assist technology for improved comfort, drivability and safety. The Subaru XV is always up for a challenge – so it’s engineered to give you confidence at the wheel. Subaru have now introduced enhanced X-MODE and SI-Drive functions for the facelifted XV e-BOXER to give drivers reliable control at the push of a button. X-MODE now features a dual function button to select [SNOW/DIRT] mode for slippery surfaces covered with snow, dirt, or gravel, or [D.SNOW/MUD] mode for especially treacherous road conditions where vehicles can become easily stuck, such as deep snow or dirt.
Exclusive to e-BOXER models is the improved SUBARU Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) which allows the driver to select engine and transmission characteristics according to their driving style. Select Sport Mode for immediate throttle response or Intelligent Mode for more fuel-efficient power delivery.
Subaru have also improved the comfort and handling even further by developing new Coil Springs and Dampers which reduces the amount of body movement for a much smoother ride.
Facelifted 2021 Subaru XV: design
The updated Subaru XV has also undergone a new look which still blends hatchback style with crossover practicality. Look closely and you’ll find a redesigned front bumper and front grill plus a subtly reshaped front fog lamp bezel which surrounds the LED fog lights. The redesign focuses on giving the XV a more sporty and rugged look including newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels. There is also the option of two new vibrant and unique colours to choose from: Plasma Yellow and Horizon Blue.
Enhanced Safety Features
Subaru’s engineers have equipped the XV facelift with a host of innovative safety technologies which come as standard. These include a new Front View Monitor which monitors a 180° area in front of the vehicle that would normally be in the driver’s blind spot.
Subaru is also delighted to announce that XV has been awarded 4x4 Magazine’s ‘Crossover Estate of the Year 2021’ for the second time. To win this award again in its category further strengthens Subaru’s on-going dedication to build cars that are incredibly safe, extremely capable and unfalteringly reliable, too.
XV brings together Subaru’s legendary off-road capability with superior on-road comfort, athletic style and state-of-the-art technology. With permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive you can expect superior road-holding and handling, on and off road, and in any conditions. Perfect for outdoor sports and hobbies, weekends away, or even just the school run you know that with the maximum 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating you will be offered the very best protection for you and your family wherever you go.
To find out more about the Subaru XV, official dealer locations and full details of the complete Subaru range please visit www.subaru.co.uk