Subaru has dropped most prices and added spec to the second-generation XV range, we drove in Japan recently.

The entry-level Subaru XV 2.0i now starts at $27,990, a saving of $1250 over its predecessor, though the 2.0i-L gets a $100 price hike. Up-spec models have also received a price trim with the mid-range 2.0i Premium now $32,140 (down $600) and the top of the tree 2.0i-S $35,240 ($300 cheaper). On-road costs (ORC) have to factored in.

Ownership costs have also been reduced with Subaru’s 12,500 kilometre / 12-month Capped Price Service program (CPS) – dropping to $1298.19, a saving of 38.9 percent over its predecessor.

Based on an all-new Subaru Global Platform, first seen here on the Impreza in late 2016, the XV range has the one engine and transmission combination across the range. A 115 kW/ 196Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine coupled to a CVT, driving to all four wheels.

Subaru’s X-Mode which assists driving on slippery roads by monitoring and integrating the throttle, braking, All Wheel Drive and other functions is standard on all models, as is hill descent control.

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Colin Christie, said: “Every aspect of XV is fine-tuned to provide drivers with a dynamic quality that leaves a memorable impression: straightforward, sporty on-road performance and genuine SUV ingredients for rough roads that, combined with excellent ride comfort, make the journey a relaxing one for all occupants”.


Standard kit on the entry model XV 2.0i includes 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, roof spoiler rear wiper and roof rails.

Inside the new Subaru XV is an AM/FM tuner CD player with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. Other features are central locking, cruise control, rake and reach steering column, cargo blind, height adjust driver’s seat, paddle shifts, infotainment touchscreen, power steering, mirrors, windows and a 60/40 split-fold rear seat.

Added to the 2.0i Premium is dual-zone aircon, Eyesight Driver Assist, Lane Keep Assist, a leather steering wheel and gear shift and an 8.0-inch infotainment screen, along with an electric sunroof and sat-nav.

The range-topping 2.0iS also gets bigger 18-inch alloys, leather trim, auto headlights with high beam assist, and wipers, alloy pedals, heated mirrors, power adjust driver’s seat, lane change and lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert and reverse auto braking.

All models have ABS brakes, active torque vectoring, all-wheel drive, brake assist, ISOFIX child seat anchor points, curtain, front, side and drivers knee airbags, daytime running lights and X-Mode.

The complete Subaru XV range, on sale from June, is:
XV 2.0i: $27,990 (down $1250)
XV 2.0-L: $30,340 (up $100)
XV 2.0-Premium: $32,140 (down $600)
XV 2.0i-S: $35,240 (down $300)
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Subaru dealer for driveaway prices.

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