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by David Zalstein

The limited edition Subaru XV Black has been added to the compact SUVs range, priced from $29,740.

Limited to 300 cars and spread across all three existing Subaru XV variants – equipped with both six-speed manual and continuously variable transmissions – the limited edition Black comes at a $1250 premium but adds a claimed $2500 worth of value.

Included in the package are front, side and rear underbody cladding, a cargo step panel, tinted windows, a shark fin antenna and a limited edition ‘Black’ tailgate badge.

Boosting flexibility of Australia’s third-best-selling small SUV, the Subaru XV Black also gains wing-bar edge roof racks with a choice of four roof carrying systems – a bike rack (upright or fork-mount), universal locking arms and either a surfboard or watercraft holder.

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Comprising only aesthetic changes, the base XV’s 110kW/196Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘Boxer’ engine remains unchanged, as does the model’s standard reverse-view camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, front fog-lights and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The new Subaru XV Black limited edition is available now, with colours restricted to – you guessed it – Crystal Black Silica.

2014 Subaru XV Black limited edition manufacturer’s list pricing:

Subaru XV Black 2.0i manual – $29,740
Subaru XV Black 2.0i CVT – $32,240
Subaru XV Black 2.0i-L manual – $33,240
Subaru XV Black 2.0i-L CVT – $35,740
Subaru XV Black 2.0i-S manual – $35,740
Subaru XV Black 2.0i-S CVT – $38,240




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