Subaru South Africa has given its XV a nip n tuck as well as more technology for the 2021 model year.
Now available in Mzansi, the updated Subaru XV features a reworked lower grille design with added contours around the fog lamps and bumper trim elements.
The colour palette has also been updated and now includes a new Plasma Yellow Pearl and Horizon Blue Pearl that replace the Sunshine Orange and Quartz Blue Pearl respectively.
The XV now also features the brand’s Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) that can be activated by buttons on the steering wheel.
Also making its debut on the Subaru XV for advanced levels of safety and convenience is the Front View Monitor that incorporates a camera integrated into the grille. This system forms part of Subaru’s Vision Assist suite of technologies which also include Blind Spot Monitor; Reverse Automatic Braking; Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
The interior of the XV is bolstered with a sunroof, X-Mode, 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Voice-command, 4 x USB ports plus EyeSight Driver Assist technology.
The new Subaru XV also adds a memory seat function for the driver.
Underneath, Subaru has tweaked the sports suspension as well as spring rates of the XV for better response and driving comfort.
The 2.0-litre Boxer engine soldiers on with 115 kW and 196 Nm. The engine is mated to a Lineartronic CVT that also allows for a pseudo 7-speed manual mode when using the paddle shifters.
Nteo Nkoli, Marketing Lead of Subaru Southern Africa says, “These updates to the XV compact SUV enhance what was already a highly competent vehicle. Now safer, more comfortable and with added tech and colours, the XV truly embodies the themes of fun and adventure.”
The pricing of the 2021 Subaru XV Pricing remains unchanged at R445 000 for the XV 2.0i CVT and R509 000 for the XV 2.0i-S ES R509 000.
Subaru XV models are sold with a 3yr/75 000km Maintenance Plan as well as a 5yr/150 000km Warranty. These can be optionally extended.