Geneva 2017: Subaru to Debut New XV Crossover

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Geneva 2017: Subaru to Debut New XV Crossover

Subaru today announced that the all-new Subaru XV will make its world debut at the upcoming 87th Geneva International Motor Show on the 7th of March. A teaser image, featuring the silhouette of the vehicle now takes center stage.

A special site for the all-new Subaru XV goes live today too, which includes a countdown to when the car will finally be revealed on the Geneva Motor Show’s press day. The site also will feature information updates leading up to Geneva and the following press conference.

Subaru rolled out the XV Concept at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, which embodied Subaru's next-generation ‘Dynamic X Solid’ design philosophy in a compact crossover model.

The front, sides and rear are joined in the ‘Dynamic X Solid’ surface structure, creating a three-dimensional and solid body that is a new feature of Subaru styling. Prominent feature lines along the flanks, which accentuate the concept model’s dynamism. The rear combination lights share the same motif as the headlights, extended rearwards from the chunky shoulder lines.

Overall, the XV Concept measures 4,520mm in length, 1,920mm in height and 1,570mm in width, with a wheelbase of 2670mm.This makes the concept vehicle 70mm longer, 140mm wider and 45mm lower than the outgoing model, crucially the wheelbase is also 35mm longer – it remains to be seen if the production vehicle will maintain those dimensions.

Separately, U.K. based AutoExpress reports that the all-new XV will maintain its horizontally-opposed boxer engine layout and that drivetrain electrification remains on the cards, alongside the typical petrol and diesel engines. The XV will also maintain its All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) drivetrain, central to the XV’s product lineage.

The all-new XV is expected to go on sale in some markets later this year.  



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