Subaru XV 2.0i Lineartronic 2017 review
The Subaru XV is a clear step up from the previous model, with impressive off-road ability, but no diesel option could stunt sales success
Subaru’s modern portfolio makes it seem like the firm’s iconic WRC exploits happened a very long time ago. However while niche high-performance models may now be a rarity, since the manufacturer ramped up its SUV focus in 2012 its sales records have been broken each year.The Japanese car maker’s latest SUV, the Subaru XV, is significant because it – along with the new Impreza – will be built on the new Subaru Global Platform which will underpin Subaru’s important wave of new models.The XV is a new car from the ground up, with this new platform, revised engines and transmission, as well as a fresh design inside and out in an attempt to make it competitive in a tough class in a way that the previous model never was.
Source: Autocar Online