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Grip : GRIP January 2012
NEW SUBARU XV GRIP SUBARU’S newest generation vehicle, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive XV, is shaking the sub-compact Sports Utility Vehicle market with a formidable fun-themed package built on quality, high technology, efficiency and sporty design. XV is a new addition to Subaru’s recreational range and offers incredible fuel economy and low emissions from the new third- generation four-cylinder 2.0 litre FB horizontally- opposed Boxer engine. Its fantastic combination of class-leading low centre of gravity and high ride height make it a handling delight. There’s the choice of a new smooth and compact LineartronicTM Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), or an efficient short- shift six-speed manual. XV is the first Subaru – and the first in the Compact Sports Utility Vehicle class - to offer fuel-saving Auto Star t Stop. The engine stops when the car is stationary, contributing to greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Also encouraging economical driving is the state-of-the-art Multi- Function Display (MFD) in the dashboard, from which drivers can gauge their efficiency. The information-packed MFD in every XV takes XV iS FORmidABLE, FRUGAL FUN airbags, including a driver’s knee SRS airbag, plus reversing camera. XV’s body and chassis structure are strengthened at critical points to reduce the likelihood of occupant injury in heavy impacts. Together with precise steering, this delivers a sense of stability and class leading ride height. XV’s sporty presence is underlined by its unique 17-inch alloy wheel design, shared across the range. The alloys combine with the stylish hexagonal grille and hawk eye-style headlights to offer great on-road presence. Subaru’s new design direction, reflected in XV, includes excellent field of vision from the cabin, aided by pillars located far forward and door mounted wing mirrors, reducing blind spots. driver information to a whole new level in a Subaru. XV’s ability goes way beyond good looks – including advanced enter tainment options, with Bluetooth® wireless technology compatibility across the range and carefully textured, soft- touch interior materials. XV is priced from $28,490 manufacturer’s list price (MLP) for the XV 2.0i manual. High level safety continues to be standard on Subaru – all XVs get a five-star rating for occupant safety from the respected Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Every model has seven INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE FROM THE MD XV COMMENT PARTS & ACCESSORIES AFTERSALES MARKETING NEW SUBARU XV WHAT’S IN THE PRESS BRAND COMPARISON DEALER RANKINGS SPORT
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