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Grip : GRIP September 2011
NEW PRODUCT GRIP SUBARU XV DELIVERS FUN IN FRANkFURT SUBARU’S long-awaited All-Wheel Drive XV crossover vehicle is thrilling Frankfurt after being unveiled in production form at the German city’s 2011 motor show. A new standalone model in Subaru’s international line- up, the XV is targeted at the sub-compact Sports Utility Vehicle category. Drawing on the theme of “urban adventure”, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the maker of Subaru vehicles, has focused the XV on fun, producing an exciting, lively car with stand-out, sleek design and smart style. XV highlights include: New generation Subaru design including hawk-eye headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels with pattern unique to the model, and classic hexagonal grille Advanced easy-to- operate Multi-Function Displays - information and entertainment systems offer great driver interaction and encourage economical driving, with extensive efficiency updates available Excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions from the new generation 2.0 litre horizontally- opposed Boxer engine – light, smooth and compact, with great torque from low speed New super-efficient and smooth transmissions – choice of LineartronicTM Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with paddle shift and frugal six-speed manual Spacious, convenient cabin with excellent ride comfort and quality – attention to detail in soft finishes, switch gear, seating and instruments Full Subaru safety suite: Seven SRS airbags, • including driver’s knee airbag Fantastic field of vision – • A-pillars and wing mirrors specifically positioned to minimise blind spots Significant engineering • advances in structural strength - latest application of Subaru’s Dynamic Chassis Control Concept Hig • h tensile steel plate means reduced weight – thebodyisoneofthe lightest in class, but strength and bending stiffness optimised for crashwor thiness “XV offers a clear indication of Subaru’s design direction from now on,” Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said. “There’s lots of great new Subaru technology in this sub compact SUV, making it a real fun machine. “It delivers the driving feel and handling that only the latest Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive platform can, as well as the latest Boxer engine, offering significant fuel efficiency and emission improvements. “XV also has the newest manual and auto transmission technology, and there’s a new approach to cabin finishes, with incredible attention to detail on soft-touch surfaces, switch gear and instruments. “Combine that with our customers’ favourite Subaru qualities of All-Wheel Drive, durability, safety INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE AFTERSALES NEW PRODUCT - XV NEW PRODUCT - BRZ PARTS & ACCESSORIES AMBASSADOR SALES DEALERSHIP BRAND COMPARISON DEALER RANKINGS SPORT
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