XV Concept defines crossover future

Tue, 19/04/2011

Subaru today unveiled a spectacular XV Concept crossover car at the Auto Shanghai 2011 motor show.

The bold, fashionable, fun-themed design is a progression of Subaru's long-running sports utility vehicle success story.

Underpinned by a horizontally opposed Boxer engine and symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the XV Concept is a solid yet stylish package.

It features Subaru's new hexagonal grille design with winged motif and hawk-eye headlights.

The black lower bumper and wheel arch protection, combined with the car's metallic highlights, underline its crossover status.

The Distinctive five-spoke alloy wheel design features silver spokes, black rims and clear blue centre caps, complementing the car's strength and road presence.

The XV concept roof features a continuous glass sheet, while metallic and clear-finish roof rails are another positive visual cue.

A light interior leather treatment contrasts with the darker tones of other cabin features.

A large touch panel multi-function display in the centre panel enables easy navigation and audio control while displaying vehicle information.

Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: "XV Concept clearly flags Subaru's intentions to capture even more of the crossover market in the future and this stunning new design no doubt provides some clues as to what we may expect.

"Sub-Compact SUVs are a growing opportunity and XV Concept is the type of vehicle that will attract even more customers."

Major specifications:

  • Body size (overall length x width x height): 4450 mm x 1800 mm x 1620 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2635 mm
  • Engine: 2.0 litre four cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer engine
  • Transmission: LineartronicTM CVT
  • Tyre size: 245/45 ZR19
  • Cabin: Five seat

Register your interest now for exclusive updates on the evolution of the new crossover from Subaru at newxv.com.au.


Every Subaru sold in Australia features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a horizontally opposed Boxer engine, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability program, and a five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The result - driving confidence.