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Grip : GRIP October 2011
NEW PRODUCT GRIP AUSTRALIAN versions of the XV fun machine have been unveiled in Japan to a group of leading Australian motoring journalists. Not only will every variant feature Auto Start Stop, it will utilise the new generation 2.0 litre four- cylinder Boxer engine with the choice of the efficient new Linear tronicTM Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), or smooth six-speed manual gearbox. Externally, Australian XVs are distinguished by roof rails across the range and a new 17-inch alloy wheel design unique to Subaru’s newest model. Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior believes the XV is a game- changer for Subaru in much in the same way that Forester and Outback established highly successful new markets for our brand. “It’s a great fun car to drive, with fantastic dynamics thanks to its low centre of gravity,” Senior said. “In fact XV has great strengths across so many areas: high quality interior, economy, high-strength cabin, low emissions and great technology – not least the multi-function displays, which take driver interaction to a whole new level. “We also see huge safety and driving benefits in Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which are brought into even clearer focus when combined with the economy advantages of the new FB Boxer engine. “XV will bring a new audience to Subaru.” Among the many XV highlights now revealed are: Auto Start Stop – fuel saving, low emission feature. Engine restarts in as little as 0.2 seconds Fuel efficient and clean new third generation FB Boxer petrol engine 7.0 litres per 100 km and 162 grams of CO2 per kilometre combined auto; 7.3 l/100 km, 168g/ km of CO2 combined, manual. Significant fuel efficiency benefits – long-stroke engine design alone delivers approximately 10 per cent improvement Dual Active Valve Control System (AVCS) – performance and efficiency gains 18 per cent reduction in piston weight 20 per cent reduction in connecting rod weight Major low and mid-range torque improvements Euro 5 compliant – cleanest current Subaru petrol engine LineartronicTM CVT – paddle shift, smoother and 10 per cent more fuel efficient than equivalent superseded four-speed 2.0i-S SatNav - includes SMS text to speech and voice commands, and multiple entertainment options Anticipate maximum five star safety rating Seven airbags - including driver’s knee SRS airbag Reversing cameras - all variants Pricing for XV is yet to be announced. subaru xv Continues to exCite xv line-uP XV 2.0i – with the choice of Linear tronic CVT or six- speed manual transmission; premium Multi-Function Display and audio with steering wheel control XV 2.0i-L – Adds electric sunroof, dual zone air conditioning, f actory-fitted satellite navigation with SMS voice to tex t and voice command, and rear privacy glass XV 2.0i-S – Adds leather trim, eight-way electronic adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, alloy pedals, silver roof rails, rear privacy glass and HID Xenon headlights and washers. Full Australian specifications will be revealed in January. Six-speed manual – shor t stroke, easy shift, producing great efficiency Multi-Function Display – wealth of information at fingertips High quality materials – s oft touch dashboard and door trim tex ture Huge cargo area – child restraints attach to rear seat backs, with no intrusion INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE AFTERSALES MARKETING ECONOMY RUN PARTS & ACCESSORIES FINANCE AMBASSADOR NEW PRODUCT BRAND COMPARISON DEALER RANKINGS SPORT
GRIP September 2011