Subaru XV 2.0i Lineartronic 2017 review

Subaru XV

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

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