- All-new version of Subaru’s compact crossover
- Promises genuine off-road capability
- Rivals include Nissan Qashqai and Honda CR-V
Subaru unveils new XV crossover at Geneva Motor Show
The all-new XV aims to offer a genuine crossover experience, with off-road capability and improved behaviour on-road
Launched at the Geneva Motor Show, the new XV sits on the same underpinnings as the latest Impreza, and Subaru says this will mean enhanced comfort, agility and refinement on the road. This isn’t designed as a luxury machine though; the styling is rugged and aggressive, and an all-wheel drive system should make it capable away from the tarmac, unlike some of its rivals. Cars like the Nissan Qashqai and the Honda CR-V have SUV stylings, but are resolutely road-focused.
Safety features include EyeSight as standard, which includes various preventative safety and assist systems, such as Lane Keep Assist and adaptive cruise control. Power comes from a revamped version of Subaru’s 2.0-litre petrol engine, attached to an automatic gearbox.
We expect the new XV to arrive in the UK early in 2018.