Motor Image Enterprises, the authorised dealer of Subaru in Singapore, has introduced the latest refresh of the second-generation Subaru XV. The 2021 Subaru XV sees numerous revisions and updated features and retains four of Subaru’s core technologies: Symmetrical AWD, Flat-4 boxer engine, Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, and the Subaru Global Platform (which underpins several other Subaru models including the Impreza and Levrog.)
The refreshed XV features a reworked grille and bumpers, and 18-inch aluminium rims wrapped with wide 225mm tyres, adding to the sporty and rugged appearance of the XV. Inside, the dashboard has seen a light update, with a new gauge cluster and slightly redesigned multi-function steering wheel.
The new XV is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder boxer engine mated to Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT transmission which matches the driver’s acceleration input. The engine produces 154 horsepower and 196Nm of torque, and the power is sent to all four wheels via Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD. There are also paddle shifters that give the driver more precise control and a sportier driving experience.
The XV has a 63L fuel tank and has a rated fuel consumption of 7L/100km. The Subaru XV has an electronic parking brake with AVH (Auto Vehicle Hold) which engages the brake hold feature when coming to a stop at a set of lights.
The Subaru XV comes with Subaru’s X-MODE® system, which is complemented by the Symmetrical AWD system to control the engine output and torque split in tricky off-road situations that require more traction. This gives the Subaru XV the ability to operate and excel in rugged off-road terrain, allowing drivers to tackle steep inclines or slippery and uneven surfaces. Aiding the off-road system is the XV’s suspension setup; MacPherson struts in the front and double wishbones in the rear, giving it unrivalled ride comfort and stability.
The XV also features Subaru’s Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE®) which enhances the driving experience by blending sportier response and more economical fuel consumption. The two modes, Sport and Intelligent, can be toggled by depressing the “S/I’ button on the multi-function steering wheel. Intelligent mode reduces the fuel consumption by smoothing out the driver’s accelerator input, while Sport mode sharpens the throttle response to improve acceleration and engine feedback.
As before, the XV comes with Subaru’s EyeSight® driver assist tech, which utilises a set of cameras that can scan the road for added safety and awareness. As part of the EyeSight kit, the car comes with adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, pre-collision braking and throttle management. Other safety features include airbags, front side and side curtain airbags.
The Subaru XV is available in the 2.0i-S EyeSight variant and now available for order. The car will be on display at Subaru’s Leng kee showroom
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