The cost of the entry-level Subaru XV, which comes with a petrol 1.6-litre engine, has been revised and now starts from below £20k

The four 1.6-litre petrol variants in the Subaru XV range have been reduced in price by £1300, bringing the cost of the entry-level version of the compact crossover to below £20k for the first time.

Since its launch last year, the Impreza-based 4x4 has ranged in price from £21,295 for the basic 1.6i S model to £24,715 for the 1.6i SE Lineartronic.

Now, the high-riding hatchback will cost between £19,995 and £23,415 when fitted with the smaller of Subaru’s petrol powerplants.

The original UK pricing structure for the XV was impacted by the strong Yen, which pushed up prices for Subaru’s domestic importer, IM Group.

In recent months the Yen’s value has eased, allowing Subaru UK to revise the prices of some variants.

The price reductions do not apply to the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel XV variants, although Subaru UK is offering three years’ interest-free credit on its oil burning models until the end of June.

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The Subaru XV is a no-nonsense crossover that doesn't quite make enough sense on the road to trouble the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and the Seat Ateca

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17 May 2013

I hope the easing Yen will affect more than the price of Subaru.

In my opinion all the cars are 10 to 20 per cent too expensive.

If Yen lets major Japanese car makers drop their prices then we could be in for overall prices returning to acceptable levels.

18 May 2013

looked at this and the Forester a few months ago.

Could not justify the purchase due to the prices.

 

The 1.6 is gutless too.

If I want an autonomous car, I'll take a taxi.

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Our Verdict

Subaru XV

The Subaru XV is a no-nonsense crossover that doesn't quite make enough sense on the road to trouble the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and the Seat Ateca

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Driven this week