Staying close to its original concept version, the production-spec Subaru XV rolled onto the stage in Frankfurt. This new compact crossover shares a good deal of common platform architecture with the current Impreza. While directly aimed at the European and Asian markets, there's at least some possibility that we could see a version in the U.S. at some point down the road.
Putting its own "Protren" (a combination of "professional tool" and "trendy design") spin on the current Subaru styling model, the XV's exterior matches several well-established Subie cues with innovative functional touches like aero-optimized edge bevels on the corners of its angular front/rear fascias. Packaged to carry five in comfort, the Subaru XV's well-finished interior pairs cloth or leather trim with alloy accents and boasts a large, easily accessible cargo area and a variety of advanced infotainment systems.
At launch, the Subaru XV will offer Euro buyers the latest iteration's of the automaker's recently introduced 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder gasoline engines as well as a boxer-diesel alternative. The firm's Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) and a mileage-enhancing Auto Start/Stop System also are in the mix of this amiable all-wheel driver, as is standard Vehicle Dynamics Control system.