Subaru Launches the All-New 2017 XV Crossover

Subaru Launches the All-New 2017 XV Crossover

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
20 Jun 2017

The all-new Subaru XV has just been launched. Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across nine countries in Asia, announced its launch in Taiwan on 8 June 2017.

The new XV departs from the original XV which was launched in 2012, with a crossover styled body. Utilising their new Subaru Global Platform (SGP), the new XV is built to engage drivers in a multitude of settings, from urban driving to the great outdoors, while providing them with higher levels of confidence, comfort and control.

Mr Glenn Tan, Executive Director, Tan Chong International Ltd, mentioned that the all-new Subaru XV is a unique crossover vehicle that combines practicality with aesthetics and performance. It is a bold car suited for drivers to Unpark their lives and go on activities that they love.

Featuring a 2.0 litre direct injection naturally aspirated boxer engine (Singapore will take delivery of a 1.6 litre as well), Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System, equipped with X-Mode, which optimises integrated control of the engine, all-wheel drive system, brakes and a whole list of other functions when driving on challenging terrain. Additionally, Hill Descent Control allows drivers to keep to a safe speed while navigating steep downhill slopes. Improvements in CVT technology according to Subaru engineers also mean an even more silent drive.

The XV is Subaru’s second car to utilise their Global Platform. Body and Chassis rigidity has been increased by over 70% compared to the previous car. The reduction in vibrations, body roll and flex are a welcome improvement, resulting in a smoother ride. All this while retaining the 220mm ground clearance the previous model had.

The new XV incorporates Subaru’s new DYNAMIC X SOLID design language, bringing bolder lines with more detailed finishes to the car’s interior and exterior. New C-shaped headlamps, matte-black cladding on the front bumper and a new aluminium wheel design are just some of the elements contributing to the car’s rugged character.

Internally, drivers are treated to an 8” touch-screen infotainment system, which offers Apple CarPlay, allowing drivers to connect their devices safely. In addition, improved all-round visibility, influenced by Subaru’s earlier aeronautical engineering background makes driving the XV much easier. Cabin space and cargo room have also been improved in the new car.

The XV has also recently won the coveted Grand Prix Award in Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) Collision Safety Performance Assessment with the highest score ever.

The Subaru Global Platform’s frame structure has also contributed to additional enhanced body strength, from the increased use of high-tensile steel, improving the XV’s energy absorption capabilities by 40%, versus the previous car.

High Beam Assist technology is featured on the All-New Subaru XV which uses a monocular camera which is integrated into the interior rear-view mirror. It detects preceding and oncoming vehicles and automatically switches headlights between high and low beam. The XV’s headlamps are also Steering Responsive, which follow the direction of where the car is being steered, further improving dusk visibility and safety.

The new Subaru XV will be available for booking in Singapore from August onward, with the 1.6 available initially.

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