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Frankfurt 2011: Subaru XV Crossover breaks cover


Subaru's new urban crossover

Subaru just unveiled the new Subaru XV to the world at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show.

Subaru plans to introduce the new XV as its strategic model to provide customers with 'Enjoyment and Peace of Mind' through Subaru's new 'Confidence in Motion' brand statement.


The fundamental product concept that Subaru adopted for the XV is 'Urban Adventure'. In specific terms, a vehicle that would be perfectly suited to exciting, lively, yet stress-free use in the city. Thus, Subaru balanced optimal performance factors such as fuel efficiency and enjoyable driving with a stylish, highly distinctive exterior design.

Along with the roomy and comfortable interior, a stylish design was selected to bring out the best qualities of the chosen materials and give passengers a feeling of quality. A luxurious interior was created that perfectly balances the different tactile and emotional qualities of leather, metal, and cloth.

The XV gets a new generation of boxer engines with either a 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter displacements. Together with the adoption of the new Lineartronic (CVT), a newly developed Auto Start Stop System, the fuel efficiency was further improved. Also the Subaru Boxer Diesel is featured in the XV line-up, though intended for certain markets only.

As expected, the XV features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with active torque split for Lineartronic models.

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