And to accompany this announcement, the Japanese manufacturer now broadcasts the first image of the machine (photo). This one appears in profile and in the penumbra. Above all, it seems to be a copied-and-glued concept of 2016. It thus looks like a real baroudeur with in particular its raised ground clearance, its protective plastics and its roof rails.
Like the new Impreza, the future XV will likely include the boxer 2.0 of 154 hp and 197 Nm. A mechanism that will obviously be coupled as standard to the symmetrical integral transmission of the Japanese manufacturer. With regard to the transmission, customers should have the choice between a traditional mechanical transmission and a continuously variable transmission.
Presented last year during the same Geneva Motor Show as a concept, the Subaru XV production will return to Swiss lands for a world premiere in series.
Just like the current generation of the Subaru XV, also called Crosstrek in some markets and a mere version of the Impreza, it will be based on the Impreza and should offer an even more baroudeur aspect While maintaining its main characteristics, that of being standard in all-wheel drive and equipped with a Boxer engine.