New crossover Subaru XV will take on Nissan Qashqai and have a choice of 1.6 petrol or 2.0 diesel
13 September 2011

This Subaru XV been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show.

A concept version of the crossover appeared at the Shanghai motor show earlier this year, and Subaru has promised that the final car is faithful to that early version.

See the teaser pic of the Subaru XV, plus pics from the show

The teaser picture appears to reflect this, although it does indicate that the car has a reworked rear venturi area compared to the concept. What is not shown in the image is whether the full-length panoramic roof of the concept vehicle has made it through to production.

The XV is 4450mm long, 1780mm wide and 1570mm high, with a wheelbase of 2635mm. By contrast the Impreza, with which it shares a platform, is 4415mm long, 1740mm wide and 1475mm high, with a 15mm-shorter wheelbase.

Subaru’s trademark symmetrical all-wheel-drive system and the dynamic chassis control will be featured in the new model, which will be launched in the UK in the early part of next year. A 1.6-litre petrol will be offered, as well as a 2.0-litre diesel.

Read more about Subaru's Frankfurt motor show line-up

The company will also display an enhanced model of the BRZ coupe, called BRZ Prologue, at Frankfurt.

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