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Subaru XV Black limited edition expands local SUV line-up

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...

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Subaru XV Hybrid on the radar; Australian testing to start in 2014
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Subaru XV Hybrid on the radar; Australian testing to start in 2014

The first Subaru hybrid will hit Australian roads within 12 months – though it will be years before customers can get behind the wheel. Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior confirmed the local division planned to bring a Subaru XV Hybrid to Australia for testing and market research in 2014 following its successful launch in Japan earlier this year...


Subaru XV Hybrid: 5.0L/100km compact crossover not for Oz
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Subaru XV Hybrid: 5.0L/100km compact crossover not for Oz

Details about the Subaru XV Hybrid, the brand's first petrol-electric production model, have been officially released but the frugal four-wheel-drive won't be imported to Australia. On sale in Japan and the US as the range flagship model, the Subaru XV Hybrid combines a 2...


Subaru recalls over 5500 cars with wiring issue
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Subaru recalls over 5500 cars with wiring issue

Subaru Australia is recalling over 5500 vehicles due to a wiring issue that could cause vehicles to stall and not restart. Potentially affecting 2459 Subaru Impreza, 1455 XV and 1674 Forester models manufactured between January 20, 2012 and April 9, 2012, the wiring problem stems from the possible misrouting of the cars’ engine wiring harnesses that could lead to interference with the intake manifold retaining bolt or tumble generator valve during normal vehicle operation...


Subaru XV Hybrid: fuel-efficient compact crossover revealed
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Subaru XV Hybrid: fuel-efficient compact crossover revealed

The Subaru XV Hybrid will become the Japanese brand's first petrol-electric production model when it debuts at next week's 2013 New York auto show. Subaru says the XV Hybrid will become the most fuel-efficient and lowest-emitting AWD hybrid crossover in America when it launches in the second half of this year...


Subaru XV Review
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Subaru XV Review

Subaru has brought back the XV badge it introduced on the Impreza range in mid 2010, but this time it's being given special individual treatment as the Japanese brand aims for a two-prong attack in the compact SUV segment together with the Forester...

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2012 Subaru XV: Australian prices and specifications
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2012 Subaru XV: Australian prices and specifications

The 2012 Subaru XV is now on sale in Australia, introducing an all-new design, new petrol engine, a strong safety package and a sub-$30,000 starting price. Essentially a higher-riding version of the fourth-generation Subaru Impreza hatch (due in March), the all-wheel-drive XV breaks away from the Impreza family to become a model in its own right...


2012 Toyota Camry, Subaru Impreza, XV earn five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2012 Toyota Camry, Subaru Impreza, XV earn five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Toyota Camry and the Subaru Impreza and XV have earned the maximum five-star safety rating from independent crash tester ANCAP (the Australasian New Car Assessment Program). The new Camry became the second-highest ranked medium-sized car according to ANCAP’s data, earning an impressive 36.27 points out of 37...


2012 Subaru XV pricing revealed
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2012 Subaru XV pricing revealed

Drive-away pricing for the 2012 Subaru XV, essentially a jacked-up version of the forthcoming next-generation Impreza hatchback, has been revealed on the company's official website. The new Subaru XV goes on sale in January and will start from about $32,000 including on-road costs, meaning it will undercut the entry-level version of the Japanese brand's Forester compact SUV by about $2500...


2012 Subaru XV Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2012 Subaru XV Review

If Subaru Australia gets the pricing anywhere near right, it could very well have another SUV success story on its hands in the all-new Subaru XV. The Subaru XV goes on sale in Australia in the first week of 2012, sporting a chunky, high-riding body, a refined and well-appointed cabin and a range of new powertrain technologies designed to dramatically increase efficiency...


2012 Subaru XV on sale in Australia in January
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2012 Subaru XV on sale in Australia in January

The 2012 Subaru XV has been officially confirmed for Australia, with the car set to arrive in local showrooms in early January next year. Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior said the Subaru XV would be the first of a number of new launches for the Japanese brand in Australia in 2012...


2012 Subaru XV production model unveiled at Frankfurt
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2012 Subaru XV production model unveiled at Frankfurt

The production version of the 2012 Subaru XV crossover has made its highly anticipated international debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.   Despite being based on the all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza hatch, the off-road-ready XV has broken away from the Impreza range to become a standalone model in Subaru’s global line-up...


2012 Subaru XV production teaser revealed ahead of Frankfurt
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2012 Subaru XV production teaser revealed ahead of Frankfurt

The unveiling of the 2012 Subaru XV has been one of the slowest automotive drip feeds of the year, but finally today we have an official image of the actual production vehicle.   It may just be a rear quarter shot, but it confirms the road car maintains the square and chunky styling of the Subaru XV Concept that debuted in Shanghai in April and brightened up the Subaru stand in Melbourne in July...


Subaru XV production model to debut at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Subaru XV production model to debut at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

The production version of the Subaru XV will be officially unveiled at next month’s 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Subaru XV will be presented in European specification in Germany on September 13. The teaser image released today confirms last month’s patent images (accessed by China Car Times) were the real deal, with the alloy wheel design identical in the two shots...


Subaru XV Impreza-based Outback patent images revealed
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Subaru XV Impreza-based Outback patent images revealed

Subaru has already unveiled a concept version of the Subaru XV, first at the 2011 Auto Shanghai show and then earlier this month at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show. Patent images have now be found outlining the look of the production version. These patent images, first published by China Car Times, resemble the Subaru XV Concept quite accurately, offering that same rugged two-tone look...


Subaru XV Concept confirmed for production
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Subaru XV Concept confirmed for production

A production version of the Subaru XV Concept will be built in Malaysia from October 2012. Fuji Heavy Industries (the manufacturer of Subaru vehicles) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tan Chong Group to build the compact SUV in Malaysia. The announcement is the first official confirmation that the Subaru XV Concept will become a production reality...


Subaru XV Concept at Australian International Motor Show 2011
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Subaru XV Concept at Australian International Motor Show 2011

The Subaru XV Concept has lit up the Subaru stand at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. Unveiled to the world at April’s Auto Shanghai 2011, the Subaru XV Concept is a compact four-door, five-seat high-riding hatch based on the all-new Subaru Impreza hatch...


Subaru XV Concept headed for 2011 Australian International Motor Show
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Subaru XV Concept headed for 2011 Australian International Motor Show

Subaru will exhibit the all-new Subaru XV Concept at next month's Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. It will be just the second time the world gets a chance to see the high-riding Impreza-style hatchback. The Subaru XV Concept was first unveiled at the Auto Shanghai 2011 event earlier this year, but the Melbourne event will be the first time Australians get a glimpse of the concept up close...


Subaru XV Concept likely for production
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Subaru XV Concept likely for production

The rather green Subaru XV Concept is looking likely to become a production model if all goes to plan. The sub-compact SUV could sit below the Subaru Forester and Outback models and compete against the likes of Nissan's Dualis...


Subaru XV Concept unveiled at Auto Shanhgai 2011
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Subaru XV Concept unveiled at Auto Shanhgai 2011

Subaru has pulled the wraps off its all-new Subaru XV Concept at Auto Shanghai 2011 motor show in China. It offers a small four-door, five-seat crossover layout matched with a youthful yet robust appearance. Subaru is yet to finalise specific engine and power details about the XV Concept, however, the company has said it is equipped with a 2...


Subaru XV Concept teased ahead of Auto Shanghai debut
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Subaru XV Concept teased ahead of Auto Shanghai debut

A teaser image of the Subaru XV concept has been released ahead of the vehicle’s debut on April 19 at Auto Shanghai 2011. Few details are known about the mysterious XV crossover concept, although it is likely to provide us with an insight into the design of the upcoming Subaru Impreza hatch...


2011 Subaru Impreza XV Mizuno for Australia
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2011 Subaru Impreza XV Mizuno for Australia

Subaru Australia has teamed with Japanese sports accessory brand Mizuno to create the special edition Subaru Impreza XV Mizuno, offering a limited edition colour and more than $3000 worth of extra features. Available in ‘Paprika Red’, the XV Mizuno scores a Garmin satellite navigation system, roof cross bars and carrier system for surfboards and skis, cargo tray, carpet mats, bonnet and headlamp protectors and Mizuno badging...


Subaru Impreza XV revealed
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Subaru Impreza XV revealed

While at the launch of the Forester Diesel earlier this week, Subaru also brought along the latest iteration of their popular Impreza model, which they have badged the Impreza XV. With 30 millimetres more ground clearance along with protective black wheel arch moulds and other sports crossover styling cues, such as a rear diffuser and standard front fog lights, the XV takes on an entirely different character to the rest of the Impreza model range...


2010 Subaru Impreza XV launched in Australia
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2010 Subaru Impreza XV launched in Australia

Subaru Australia has added the high-riding Subaru Impreza XV to its local line-up after the car made a strong first impression at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Based on the Impreza hatch and sharing the 2.0-litre Boxer engine with the R, RX and RS models, the RV sits 30mm higher and features retuned suspension settings to complement the added ride height...


2011 Subaru Impreza XV - Geneva 2010
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2011 Subaru Impreza XV - Geneva 2010

The new Subaru Impreza XV, previously known as the Subaru Imprza RV has just been unveiled at this year's Geneva Motorshow. The newest addition to the Impreza range will fill the hole left by the RV by providing agile road performance with the recreational styling. The Subaru Impreza XV is already confirmed for Australia with a release date scheduled for the third quarter of this year...