Subaru has launched the mid-life update of its XV All-Wheel Drive (AWD), with a fresh new look, added smart technology and the introduction of Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) across the range, giving drivers more performance options to suit their preferences.
The XV hybrid range is also expanded to two variants, the XV Hybrid L AWD and Hybrid S AWD.
Both XV hybrid variants introduce e-Active Shift Control, which supports responsive driving.
Outside, every Model Year 2021 XV variant has new grille, front bumper, fog light surround and alloy wheel designs.
Range-topping XV 2.0i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD also add driver assist technology, with a Front View Monitor (FVM) and Side View Monitor (SVM) integrated into the front grille and passenger side door mirror.
XV hybrid e-Active Shift Control
When S mode is selected in SI-Drive, for responsive driving on winding roads, e-Active Shift Control activates automatically, based on information including accelerator use and the G sensor signal. It deactivates when it assesses normal driving has resumed.
Key e-Active characteristics are:
Blair Read, General Manager, Subaru Australia, said: “We have a formidable list of technology and cosmetic changes across the XV range, which make already comprehensive specification lists even more feature-packed.
“We are also delighted to offer additional choice within the XV Hybrid range, which has drawn considerable interest from both existing Subaru owners and prospects since the initial variant launched early this year.
“Certainly, these latest changes demonstrate our commitment to offering greater choice within our respective ranges, while adding features that can enhance everything from efficiency to responsiveness and safety – underlining our common theme of driving fun.”
MY21 XV AWD CHANGES:
Variant specific changes to the range are:
MY21 XV 2.0i AWD adds (over MY20 XV 2.0i AWD):
MY21 XV 2.0i Premium AWD adds (over MY20 2.0i Premium AWD):
MY21 XV 2.0i-S AWD adds (over MY20 2.0i-S AWD):
The XV Hybrid range is repositioned to include two variants. In addition to the applicable changes outlined in the above “All variants” section, key features of these two new Hybrid variants are:
MY21 XV Hybrid L AWD
MY21 XV Hybrid S AWD adds (over MY21 Hybrid L AWD):
Visitors to subaru.com.au can register their interest at: www.subaru.com.au/around-the-corner/register-your-interest/xv
Please note: Overseas model shown in accompanying imagery.
For more information, visit our page on XV Accessories.
For more information, visit our page on XV Owners Benefits.