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Facelifted Subaru XV launched in UK
Facelifted Subaru XV launched in UK
  • Subaru XV facelift available from March 2021.
  • Compact Crossover powered by a 2.0 litre horizontally-opposed petrol engine with motor-assist e-BOXER technology with a choice of SE or SE Premium trim levels.  
  • Comes with permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard.
  • Now equipped with extra engineering and advanced driver assist technology for improved comfort, driveability and safety, all included as standard.  
  • Introduction of two new vivid and unique colours: Plasma Yellow and Horizon Blue.
  • Upgrades and redesign for 2021 model come at no extra cost to customers.
  • Subaru XV received 4x4 Magazine’s ‘Crossover Estate of the Year 2021’ for the second time.
  • Awarded the maximum 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

SUBARU’S REVISED POPULAR COMPACT CROSSOVER FEATURES SOME EXTRA ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, EXTERIOR DESIGN TWEAKS AND EVEN MORE DRIVER ASSIST SAFETY SYSTEMS.

The facelifted version of the XV crossover is available to order in all official dealerships from this March, with prices starting from £31,665 – the same price as the current model.

Powered by a 2.0 litre e-BOXER engine, the new XV offers drivers the choice of two trim levels – SE or SE Premium. Standard equipment on both trims include Permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Subaru’s bespoke EyeSight driver assistance safety technology, automatic LED headlights equipped with high beam assist, newly designed 18” alloy wheels, heated front seats, an intuitive 8” multifunction colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ plus Keyless Entry & Push Button Start System .

You can upgrade to the SE Premium for £33,665 which includes all the aforementioned equipment, along with leather seats, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, satellite navigation and sunroof.

New engineering and safety technology

As standard on both trim levels, drivers will also now get the benefit of extra engineering and advanced driver assist technology for improved comfort, drivability and safety. The Subaru XV is always up for a challenge – so it’s engineered to give you confidence at the wheel. Subaru have now introduced enhanced X-MODE and SI-Drive functions for the facelifted XV to give drivers reliable control at the push of a button. X-MODE now features a dual function button to select [SNOW/DIRT] mode for slippery surfaces covered with snow, dirt, or gravel, or [D.SNOW/MUD] mode for especially treacherous road conditions where vehicles can become easily stuck, such as deep snow or dirt.  

Exclusive to e-BOXER models is the improved SUBARU Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) which allows the driver to select engine and transmission characteristics according to their driving style. Select Sport Mode for immediate throttle response or Intelligent Mode for more fuel-efficient power delivery.

Comfort and handling have been improved even further by developing new Coil Springs and Dampers which reduces the amount of body movement for a much smoother ride.

Facelifted 2021 Subaru XV: design

The updated Subaru XV has also undergone a new look which still blends hatchback style with crossover practicality. The most significant changes to the exterior design for XV is the redesigned front bumper and grille plus a subtly reshaped front fog lamp bezel which surrounds the LED fog lights. The redesign focuses on giving the XV a more sporty and rugged look including newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels. There is also the option of two new vibrant and unique colours to choose from: Plasma Yellow and Horizon Blue.

Enhanced safety features

Subaru’s engineers have equipped the XV facelift with a host of innovative safety technologies which come as standard. These include a new Front View Monitor which monitors a 180° area in front of the vehicle that would normally be in the driver’s blind spot.

Award-winning safety

XV has been also just been awarded 4x4 Magazine’s ‘Crossover Estate of the Year 2021’ for the second time. To win this award again in its category further strengthens Subaru’s on-going dedication to build cars that are incredibly safe, extremely capable and unfalteringly reliable, too.

XV brings together Subaru’s legendary off-road capability with superior on-road comfort, athletic style and state-of-the-art technology. With permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, you can expect superior road-holding and handling, on and off road, and in any conditions. Perfect for outdoor sports and hobbies, weekends away, or even just the school run you know that with the maximum 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating you will be offered the very best protection for you and your family wherever you go.

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