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2013-03-27 10:26

XV MORE ATTAINABLE: Subaru South Africa has expanded the XV range with two new lower specification models including a six-speed manual model and a CVT option.


First previewed at the 2011 Johannesburg international auto show, Subaru's XV Crossover is now available in South Africa.

Subaru bolsters its local XV range with a new two-litre six-speed manual as well as a CVT option. The new models have been based on the original XV which is powered by a two-litre four-cylinder normally-aspirated Boxer petrol and the automaker's  symmetrical all-wheel drive system.

The two-litre engine kicks out 110kW/196Nm with fuel consumption rated at a claimed 7.9-litres/100km on the manual and 8-litres/100km on the CVT.


Standard kit on the lower specced models include auto headlights, front fog lights, colour-coded door handles, 17” dual-tone alloys, auto air conditioning with dust filter, sports fabric seats and multi-function steering wheel. Bluetooth, USB, aux, cruise control and paddle shifts are standard on the CVT model while a gear-shift indicator is available for the manual.

The top-of-the-range 2.0i-S Lineartroni trumps with HID headlights, chromed detailing, a sunroof, leather steering wheel and gear lever, aluminium pedals, dual-zone auto climate control and the multi-function display (MFD) with reversing camera.

Options across the range include leather upholstery and satellite navigation.

All XV models come standard with Subaru Assist, a three-year or a 100 000km warranty and a three-year or 75 000km maintenance plan with extension options available. The XV 2.0i 6MT is now available from as little as R3 979 per month (from R4 199 per month for the new 2.0i Lineartronic CVT from Subaru Finance.

Subaru XV 2.0i 6MT R299 000
Subaru XV 2.0i Lineartronic™ CVT R314 000
Subaru XV 2.0i-S Lineartronic™ CVT R345 000

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