Power will come from the existing 2.0-litre Boxer petrol engine, rather than the 1.6i in the Levorg, but Subaru says 80 percent of it has been reworked to improved power delivery and fuel economy. The Lineartronic automatic has also been revised.
Driver assist technologies include the inclusion of the EyeSight system as standard, which brings features such as Pre-Collision Braking Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keep Assist function. The XV also offers the Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection system, with fitted with blind spot detection, lane change assistance and reversing assistance.
Notable new features include two new paint colours – Cool Grey Khaki and Sunshine Orange – as well as an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Subaru says it has paid particular attention to steering and pedal feedback, as well as noise and vibration, to improve the driver experience. This is good news, as the previous XV was disappointing to drive.
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.