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Subaru's next-gen XV for SA: Prices and details

2017-07-15 07:30

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Johannesburg – Just two months after its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, the all-new Subaru XV is available in South Africa.

Now in its second-generation, the XV is the second vehicle to be built on the Subaru's new Global Platform.

The new crossover sports Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and a new 2.0-litre direct injection Boxer engine. Previously only a feature of larger Subaru vehicles, the new XV now comes standard with X-Mode, a system that enhances the crossover’s off-road ability.

The new Subaru XV also offers a suite of world-class safety and hazard avoidance features, including the EyeSight Driver Assistance system on the 2.0i-S ES model.

Overall length and width has been increased by 15mm and 20mm respectively. The new car features either 17" or 18" alloy combinations.


The interior, says Subaru, has improvements in noise reduction, seat design and airflow. The seats are an all-new design with improved seat ventilation and back support. 

The chassis has improved torsional rigidity by up to 70%, while the electric power steering system is also lighter, more compact. The suspension system has been re-engineered and now the its centre of gravity is lower too. Body roll of the vehicle has been reduced by 50% compared to present models and new to XV, an Electronic parking brake has been added.

As part of X-Mode, the XV is equipped with a Hill Descent Control feature specifically for use when descending steep and possibly slippery hills. 

Standard on all XV’s as part of the VDC suite, is Active Torque Vectoring for more control during cornering and collision avoidance actions.

The XV is the first model in South Africa on which the EyeSight driver assistance System is offered. The system offers four different types of driver assistance functions that are designed to reduce or circumvent crashes caused by driver error and to reduce or circumvent collisions caused by driver fatigue.

The system does this by detecting the presence of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other potential hazards up to 110 metres in front of the vehicle. Using data from the stereo cameras, the engine, brakes and transmission, the system has the following functions:  Pre-Collision Braking; Pre-Collision Throttle Management; Lane Departure & Sway Warning; and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The EyeSight Driver Assist System which is only available on the Premium Spec 2.0i-S ES model.

Also fitted to EyeSight equipped vehicles is another new safety technology called Reverse Automatic Braking which scans the rear of the vehicle when reversing and if necessary, will automatically stop the vehicle if an obstacle is detected and there is no action taken from the driver.

The new XV is now available in South Africa in two derivatives:

Standard Spec Subaru XV 2.0i CVT for R385 000.
Premium Spec Subaru XV 2.0i-S ES CVT for R439 000.

The car is offered through the Subaru dealer network in Southern Africa with a 5 year or 150 000km Warranty (upgraded from the previous 3-yr/100 000km) as well as a 3 year or 75 000km. 


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