At Dubai International Motorshow, we have the opportunity to look closely at the all-new Subaru XV 2.0i Premium. This new Subaru XV should be of interest to Malaysians as it is the one which will be assembled locally from next year.
The new Subaru XV will be powered by the new FB series engine. The FB series has two engine sizes at this time – 1.6 litres (84 bhp/150 Nm) and 2.0 litres (110 bhp/196 Nm), both Euro5-compliant. Both are essentially similar in design except for the engine blocks. Compared to the current Impreza 1.5-litre engine, the new 1.6-litre engine is claimed to be far superior in all respects. For more efficient combustion, a more compact combustion chamber was designed, a cooled EGR design was adopted, the shapes of the intake ports and valves were enhanced, and the injector positions were optimized. The Active Valve Control System (AVCS) enhances response to give the driver a feeling of instant acceleration, especially when the accelerator is lightly depressed.
The fuel economy is claimed to be about 10% better, aided by factors such as a lighter body, improved aerodynamics and auto start/stop function.The new stop-start system that Subaru promises can restart more quickly than rival systems
The XV is said to be a new type of crossover SUV which emphasizes sportiness and boasts a range of new features never seen before in an SUV. It is claimed to offer superior drive performance and fuel efficiency made possible by Subaru’s next-generation powertrain, symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive and advanced Subaru Dynamic Chassis Control.
The wide trapezoidal grille and ‘hawk-eye’ headlights are both hints at Subaru’s latest family look, while the plastic undertray, roof rails and high wheelarches all emphasise the four-wheel-drive-only XV’s off-road ability.
Inside, bosses have made a concerted effort to improve the design and quality – often a weak point of other Subarus.
Subaru XV is ready to take the fight to the BMW X1 and Audi.
THE NEW SUBARU XV 2.0i PREMIUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Subaru Boxer – 2.0L Horizontally Opposed 4-Cylinder, 16 Valves
Power kW (PS) / rpm
110 (150) / 6200
Torque Nm (kgfm) / rpm
196 (20.0) / 4200
Front – McPherson Strut Type
Rear – Double Wishbone Type
All Disc Brakes
225 / 55R17
Fuel Tank Capacity
THE NEW SUBARU XV 2.0i PREMIUM FEATURES
SRS Front, Side & Curtain Air Bags
ABS [4 Channel, 4 Sensor with EBD]
Vehicle Dynamics Control System
Push Button Engine Start and Smart Keyless Entry.
Cruise Control and Paddle Shift
Rear View Camera
Dual Zone Climate Control
CD Player with 6 Speakers
iPod / USB and AUX Audio Input
Aluminium Pedals & Foot-rest
17 inch Alloy Wheels
HID Headlamp with Pop-up type Headlamp WAshers
Electric Folding Side Mirrors
SUBARU XV DIMENSIONS
Overall length: 4450 mm
Overall height: 1570 mm
Overall width: 1,780 mm
Wheelbase: 2,635 mm
Ground clearance: 220 mm.