The Subaru XV has been updated for a smoother ride on NZ roads.
The Subaru XV 2.0i Sport and XV 2.0i Premium include Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with X-Mode, advanced engine technology.
“This Subaru XV arrives at a pivotal time for Subaru, with our sales growing to a whole new level not only in New Zealand but also globally. Outback has carved a hugely successful path here and the new Impreza 2.0 Sport is doing the same, with sales simply limited by production allocation from Subaru Corporation in Japan.” says New Zealand managing director Wallis Dumper
The SUV kit includes X-Mode, which improves driver control on rough roads, steep terrain and slippery surfaces through integrated control of engine, AWD, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and braking. The hill descent control setting gives drivers greater peace-of-mind by maintaining low speeds and vehicle stability on downhill slopes. These fabulous features ensure Subaru XV offers a strong, sassy presence on tarmac, gravel and dirt.
Both Subaru XV models sport a 2.0 litre direct injection DOHC horizontally opposed Boxer engine with 115 Kilowatts of power at 6000 rpm (up 5kW from the superseded XV) and 196 Newtonmetres of torque at 4000 rpm.
The Subaru XV is already well established in New Zealand and this new line-up provides us with the opportunity to offer even better value in this growing market segment. Its sales will only grow with the debut of these two new specification and new price-positioned Subaru XV models, which are even more capable of ‘doing’ the Kiwi lifestyle,” Dumper says.
The Subaru XV has been awarded a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, with the latest and greatest tech features, like Subaru’s world-class EyeSight® Driver Assist system. EyeSight® on Subaru XV includes the new Lane Keep Assist feature, which can correct a driver’s drift into an adjoining lane. Reverse Automatic Braking is also added to the new Subaru XV 2.0i Premium ingredient list, together with High Beam Assist.
Both Subaru XV models also feature Active Torque Vectoring, which uses the VDC system to gently apply the inside brakes when cornering during sporty driving. This in turn directs more drive torque to the outside wheels which helps the SUV turn better and improves steering response and control.
New to the Subaru XV 2.0i Sport is Apple Car Play and Android connectivity while the Subaru XV 2.0i Premium picks up Satellite Navigation by Tom Tom, featuring Traffic. This system gives real time traffic information when using navigation in New Zealand’s busiest cities, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga and Hamilton.
Maximum luggage capacity with the back seat down is up 24 litres and the length is increased by 41mm. In fact the whole Subaru XV cargo area is wider at the opening, lower edge and between the wheel housings.
The Subaru XV 2.0i SPORT retails at $34,990 and the and the Subaru XV 2.0i Premium has an RRP of $39,990.