The most recent model from Subaru named 2018 Subaru XV will hit the dealerships very soon, and when we say very soon we think about the end of this year. As we know, this model is also known as Crosstrek model for the United States market. That is actually pretty much the same vehicle. This model is already introduced at 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, and according to Company, but also according to so many automotive experts, this model is a combination of compact body design and SUV capability. So, if you are looking model with we can clearly say sporty and rugged appearance, but with the capability of large SUV, this vehicle will be the perfect choice for you.
2018 Subaru XV Redesign
The exterior design of the future 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be filled with sports notes. This model will also incorporate DYNAMIC x SOLID design philosophy. Compared to the previous model, there will be some enhancements, and in general, we can anticipate high-quality exterior finish. The resulting model will be compared to the previous one provide a little bit wider body. Also, this model will be lower(220 mm ground clearance / 8.66 inches) and that will certainly improve its aggressiveness. At the front side of this model, we can see already recognizable hexagonal grille as well as hawk-eye headlights. The headlights will provide updated LED technology. The character line of this model will run from the wheel arch to the rear shoulder.
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Also, the wheel arches will be a little bit extended. At the sides, the recent model will ride on newly developed aluminum wheels. Its size will be most likely 17 inches. Just like the Crosstrek model in the States, this one in Europe will also provide new exterior color options, and the word is about the Sunshine Orange and Cool Grey Khaki. New Subaru XV will also provide some changes when it comes to chassis. Thanks to the new platform, this model provides improved rigidity. Also, the new chassis is lighter, and the fuel consumption will be improved. Curb weight should be around 3,100 lbs – 3,250 lbs.
Dimensions: wheelbase is 105.0 inches, length is 176.0 inches, width is 70.0 inches and height 66.0 inches.
Subaru XV 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the forthcoming Subaru XV 2018 will be very luxurious and elegant. The comfort is better compared to the previous model, and the seats will be revised. First of all, we have to say that we can expect a little bit more room for the leg and head, thanks to the extended wheelbase. Also, the newly model will provide quite excellent all-round visibility, as well as a lot of space in the cabin. Furthermore, speaking of systems, we can expect some improvements. This model has 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen that is located in the center of the instrument panel. The screen will also provide all the important pieces of information about the vehicle.
Also, you can easily control the infotainment system trough the buttons on the steering wheel. When it comes to safety, this vehicle as a lot of improvements in that segment. The leather will be most likely standard upholstery material for all the seats, but not only for the seats but also for the steering wheel, door trims, and some parts of the dashboard.
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Some of the available standard safety + driver assist technology systems:
– EyeSight (better night-time visibility),
– Adaptive Cruise Control,
– Pre-Collision Braking Control,
– Lane Keep Assist and reversing assistance,
– High Beam Assist,
– blind spot detection
– Steering Responsive Headlights
– Rear Vehicle Detection, and many others as well.
Engine and Performance
Beneath the bonnet, the future model will be powered by a newly engine that will be lighter and that will deliver more power and better fuel economy. The word is about the 2.0-litre Direct Injection Boxer engine. New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek engine will have a capability of producing up to 154-horsepower. For better driving experience, this engine will be mated to a 7-speed manual mode function. At this moment, we don’t have official information about the EPA rates and acceleration. However, we know for certain that the transmission noise and vibration will be reduced, in order to provide nicer drive.
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Price and Release date
The release date of the recently developed 2018 Subaru XV will be at the second half of this year. Speaking of prices, the newly vehicle will have a starting price of around $22.000.
2018 Subaru XV photos