Subaru unveiled its new small crossover at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Its a Nissan Qashqai rival, which is based on the Impreza.
The compact sized Subaru XV measures 4,450mm in length, 1,780mm in width and 1,570mm in height and will launch in Europe with a choice of three boxer engines, including 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter gasoline units, and a 2.0-liter turbo diesel.
The Subaru XV’s 1.6-liter petrol delivers 114HP and 150Nm of peak torque, and is offered with a 5-speed manual or optionally, a Lineartronic CVT. The manual model completes the 0-100km/h sprint in 13.1 seconds while reaching a top speed of 179km/h and returning a combined fuel economy of 6.5lt/100km.
The 2.0-liter diesel generates 147HP and 350Nm of peak torque, and is offered only with a 6-speed manual. The standard sprint is completed in 9.3 seconds and the crossover can reach speeds of up to 198km/h.
Subaru has not yet confirmed availability XV crossover for North America.