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 Australia says it is “yet to be confirmed whether the XV will come to Australia”, although we expect the high-riding Impreza-based crossover hatch to go on sale in Australia in 2012.
Last month, Subaru Australia managing director, Nick Senior, said the XV had “huge potential” and could break new ground in Australia as Outback and Forester did.
Japanese production of the Subaru XV is scheduled to begin before the end of this year, leading to a potential Australian debut in the first half of next year.
Australia got its first look at the new vehicle in the form of the Subaru XV Concept, which starred on the Subaru stand at last month’s 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne.
The XV Concept was originally unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2011 in April.
The concept was powered by Subaru’s new 2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine and teamed with a continuously variable transmission.
It was 36mm longer and 157mm higher than the all-new Subaru Impreza hatch, which joined it on the stand at Melbourne.
The production version of the Subaru XV is expected to lose the panoramic glass roof, white leather upholstery and multiple touchscreen displays of the Concept, although the exterior design will remain largely loyal to the lime green vehicle unveiled in April.
Expect more details to emerge in the lead-up to the Frankfurt Motor Show, which kicks off in just under one month.
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