For several months now we have been in control of the Subaru XV. This model is an SUV that demonstrates much more focused skills towards the offroad territory than the great majority of its competitors, which are limited to offer practically only an adventurous image. Today has been unveiled a deep renovation of this Subaru XV in the Geneva Motor Show.
Although the aesthetic invites to think that has changed little with respect to its predecessor, it incorporates more novelties of which a simple image appears. To begin with, the new model has been developed on the new modular platform of the Japanese manufacturer, one of the great advances of the brand.
In the exterior design appear notable changes, although somewhat continuistas, and more muscular and camperos thanks to the greater surface of the body “protected”. The front and the front profile maintain the main lines of the model to which it replaces, appearing the main changes in the rear of the body. There we found new light drivers and a general redesign of the rear.
But let’s get to the really important thing. The Subaru XV has gained a couple of centimeters in the dimensions of length, width, and height; Which should improve their interior habitability. The ground clearance is the best in the segment, if not the best, exceeding 20 cm. This data is one of the main features of the Japanese model, as it allows you to venture into the field without too much worry about hitting the underbody.
The Subaru XV has always boasted of a good behavior away from civilization, but now it has been prepared to improve when traveling by asphalted roads. That is why he introduced the set of aid to driving Eyesight, which we liked so much when we tried his older brother. In addition, the Japanese SUV has been equipped with the Active Torque Vectoring system, which brakes the wheel on the inside of the curve to improve cornering stability.
Regarding its propellant, the automobile company will use the engine 2 liters boxer four opposed cylinders. Subaru says that, despite being based on the previous propeller, 80% of the components are totally new. This has allowed gaining 6 HP to put its power in the 156 hp, at the same time that it has reduced its weight in 12 kilos. The torque is maintained at 196 Nm. It will be associated with the Lineartronic automatic transmission, although it has also been revised to simulate 7 relations and, in addition, reduces in almost 8 kilos its weight. Logically, the assembly is associated with the AWD ‘s all- wheel drive.