With e-Boxer drivetrain
The Impreza-related Subaru XV has now also been completely renewed for the European market. Just like outside Europe, the successor to the Subaru XV will soon be known here as the Subaru Crosstrek.
Subaru is introducing a new model to the European public that you, as an avid visitor of AutoWeek.nl, may have known for a long time, but it is now called differently. The Subaru that you have known as XV for a number of generations is being succeeded by this new Subaru Crosstrek. The model name Crosstrek has been used for years in the United States and in its home country Japan, among others, but from now on the Subaru XV will also be called that here.
The Subaru In 2011, Subaru removed the version name XV and then stuck it as a model name on a car according to a similar recipe. The Subaru XV was a five-door hatchback based on the Impreza that stood relatively high on its feet and that, like its predecessor Impreza In 2017, Subaru launched the second and now outgoing generation of the XV. That model also hardly deviated from the recipe of its predecessor. The second Subaru The XV went under the knife for the last time in 2021 and is now being succeeded by… the Crosstrek.
Subaru has therefore chosen to call the XV Crosstrek from now on in Europe. Already in September last year we were able to show you the new Subaru Crosstrek, which has now also been presented for Europe, so the car in the photos may not be earth-shattering. As before, Subaru Crosstrek is the more adventurously decorated brother of the Subaru Impreza. The car shares most of its bodywork with the hatchback version of the Impreza, renewed last year. It is a quite important model for Subaru. In Europe, the XV is the brand’s most popular model. For example, 40 percent of all Subarus delivered in Europe from January to August were XVs.
The new Subaru Crosstrek has permanent four-wheel drive and comes to the Netherlands with a hybrid 2.0 four-cylinder boxer engine. Indeed, the new XV also gets an e-Boxer drivetrain. Extensive technical specifications will follow – just like prices – later. Subaru proudly reports, among other things, that the rear window wiper is 4.5 centimeters longer than that of the XV it replaces and that the car has an extra washer for the windscreen compared to its predecessor. Of course, this way you get the muck off. The XV has, among other things, an 11.6-inch infotainment screen. Subaru indicates that it will stick to physical buttons, as the brand believes they are important to operate necessary functions without losing view of the road. We also know that the Crosstrek has 22 centimeters of ground clearance and can tow up to 1,270 kilos. Subaru’s EyeSight-branded and standard safety system package includes seven new systems: Front Pre-collision Braking, Autonomous Emergency Steering, Lane Centering Function, Emergency Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Limiter, EyeSight Assist Monitor
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