The updated Subaru XV crossover is now for sale in South Africa – “sporting refreshed looks and even more technology,” said Subaru.
The front has been revised by adding a new grille, while additional contour lines around the fog lamps and bumpers have been added.
Like the outgoing model, the new XV comes with 220mm of ground clearance, while two new body colour options wrap up the exterior refreshes.
Apart from looks, the crossover has been updated to offer a higher level of safety, as well as a comprehensive standard specification.
An 8-inch infotainment display sits on the dash and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the driver seat now features memory functions.
For the first time on an XV, Subaru has also fitted a front view monitor.
“This displays a quality view of the front of the car to assist with moving in tight spaces and to avoid obstacles, which makes application even more useful in off-road situations,” said the company.
The cameras used here form part of the standard Vision Assist suite and enable a blind spot monitor, reverse automatic braking, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert – giving the XV range a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
This is in addition to the standard EyeSight Driver Assist package – which adds adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and sway warning, and pre-collision braking with throttle management.
Under the hood of the new XV lies a 2.0-litre Boxer engine that delivers 115kW and 196Nm of torque.
The integrated CVT transmission gives the driver access to a 7-speed manual mode through shift paddles, and drive is put down via all four wheels.
Combined fuel consumption is rated at 7.3l/100km and a top speed of 194km/h is available.
The South African pricing for the 2021 Subaru XV is as follows:
- Subaru XV 2.0i CVT – R445,000
- Subaru XV 2.0i-S ES – R509,000
All models are sold with a 3-year/75,000km maintenance plan and a 5-year/150,000km warranty.