SUBARU has launched the mid-life update of its XV all-wheel drive (AWD), with a fresh new look, added smart technology and the introduction of Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) across the range.
Across the entire range, all 2021 Subaru XV variants come with a new grille, front bumper, fog light surround and alloy wheel designs. The range-topping XV 2.0i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD also add new driver assist technology.
These include front view monitor and side view monitor, integrated the front grille and passenger side door mirror. There’s revised suspension for all variants, for improved handling and comfort, including changes to the front coil spring shape.
Suspension damping force is also optimised, allowing the front suspension to move more smoothly, improving ride comfort and handling agility, with better steering response. Auto door lock and unlock has also been added.
New 17-inch alloy wheels will feature on the 2.0i AWD, 2.0i-L AWD, 2.0i Premium AWD and Hybrid L AWD, with a new 18-inch design for 2.0i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD.
Plasma Yellow Pearl replaces Sunshine Orange and Horizon Blue Pearl replaces Quartz Blue Pearl in the colour range.
The XV hybrid range has also been expanded to two variants, the XV Hybrid L AWD and Hybrid S AWD. Both offerings introduce e-Active shift control, which supports responsive driving on winding roads and is activated automatically.
The system works to downshift as you brake into corners to keep engine speeds higher, as well as maintaining low gear gear speed to reduce engine speed fluctuation when the accelerator is applied and released while turning, enabling a direct feel.
When exiting the corner, in addition to the higher torque from maintenance of high engine speed and low gear speed, the sportier operation of motor assist delivers greater take-off acceleration than in conventional S mode.
Pricing for the 2021 Subaru XV range starts at $29,690 for the 2.0i AWD, with the 2.0i-L AWD priced at $31,990. The 2.0i Premium AWD comes in at $34,590, with the 2.0i-S AWD at $37,290. The Hybrid L AWD is $35,490 and the Hybrid S AWD is $40,790.
All prices are plus on-road costs. You can register your interest in the updated 2021 Subaru XV at subaru.com.au