Prices of the all-new Subaru XV will start from £21,295 when it goes on sale next month

Prices of the all-new Subaru XV will start from £21,295 when it goes on sale next month. Customers can choose between three boxer engines; two petrols and a diesel, which are mated to either a five or six-speed manual gearbox or CVT ‘box for petrol models only.

The entry-level 1.6-litre four cylinder unit produces 112bhp, while the 2.0-litre delivers 148bhp. Both petrol engines come with a stop-start system as standard. The 2.0-litre oil-burner produces 145bhp and 258lb ft of torque, which gives the diesel XV a 0-62mph sprint of 9.3sec. A claimed 50.4mpg on the combined cycle is achievable, while emitting 146g/km Co2.

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Trim levels for the Nissan Qashqai-rival consist of S, SE and SE Lux Premium, with the entry-level XV S equipped with 17-inch alloys, LED running lights, climate control and Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control. SE trim (which starts from £23,295) adds cruise control, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity and a rear view camera, while the range-topping XV Lux Premium (starting from £28,095) gets keyless entry, a sunroof, leather interior and sat-nav.

The most expensive model in the range – the 2.0D SE Lux Premium – costs £29,995.

Anil Kanda

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1 February 2012

Actually quite like the look of that.

1 February 2012

Interesting pricing, because if its a Qashqai rival I think the top end Tekna spec is around £26k (and you can get the bigger X-Trail for about £29k in top spec trim too). At the bottom end of the range, the Qashqai is significantly cheaper especially if foregoing 4WD (assume all XV's will be 4WD). Either way, the Subaru is not especially competitive on price so, discounting aside, it may be a tough sell. (Note for ThwartedEfforts: Before you jump on my back, I haven't checked the Nissan website and I could possibly have got the prices wrong :-))

1 February 2012

[quote Autocar]The entry-level 1.6-litre four cylinder unit produces 112bhp[/quote]

That's a big old car for 112bhp non turbo unit to lug around!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

1 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]That's a big old car for 112bhp non turbo unit to lug around![/quote] Do you know if its 4WD? Presumably if it is it would hamper performance further.

1 February 2012

According to What Car they'll all have 4WD.

But even they say it's over priced. I'd have to agree.

For whoever was asking, the Nissan Qashqai starts at £ 16.5k for similar power levels and according, again, to What Car better equiped too.

1 February 2012

Subaru has really lost its way in this country. I used to have a Legacy 3.0 Spec B (bought new, 2004) and it was a wonderful car. It looked like a more stylish Audi estate, drove as smoothly as a BMW and sounded like a Porsche (as well as going like one). True, the interior was woeful and it drank for England, but what a machine.

What now? An ugly Legacy that no-one, and I mean no-one, buys, an ugly Impreza that virtually no-one buys, a Forester that is only bought by vets and now this hash-up.

What in God's name are they on? If ever corporate suicide was being committed, this is it.

1 February 2012

[quote mrcliodCi]

Subaru has really lost its way in this country. I used to have a Legacy 3.0 Spec B (bought new, 2004) and it was a wonderful car. It looked like a more stylish Audi estate, drove as smoothly as a BMW and sounded like a Porsche (as well as going like one). True, the interior was woeful and it drank for England, but what a machine.

What now? An ugly Legacy that no-one, and I mean no-one, buys, an ugly Impreza that virtually no-one buys, a Forester that is only bought by vets and now this hash-up.

What in God's name are they on? If ever corporate suicide was being committed, this is it.

[/quote] + 1 If its this or the Qashqai well no contest really.Price will be the deciding factor these days

1 February 2012

[quote Brannen]Actually quite like the look of that.[/quote] I do as well, but it is pricey.

1 February 2012

Subaru always used to sell good value cars that were stand out purchases in terms of engineering and 'go'. I still remember a test drive in the then new first gen. Legacy Turbo, essentially a shoebox with a power bulge, followed by the first Impreza, which used the same recipe a few years later. I remember thinking they'd not be able to make them fast enough. Today the range has a whiff of lifestyle about it, gawd help us all, and while the price has been affected by matters beyond their control the looks are entirely the company's fault. Just tragic. Subaru UK sold just 4,000 cars here in 2010, way down on their heyday - anyone know the figures for 2011?

1 February 2012

I know Subaru have dropped the ball recently with both design and logic, moving away from the rally scene in particular, but that car is a fine looking vehicle! I do worry about the lower spec engine model and the pricing, but if the 1.6 could be removed from the line up and a turbo petrol added (virtually any capacity would work these days..) people might just start coming back to the brand.

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