The Subaru XV has been slapped with a minor price increase across the range with hostile global market conditions to blame
Subaru Australia has announced its XV small SUV will receive an $800 price bump, effective immediately, in the face of rising costs of production and logistics.
Subaru continues to offer the XV in a choice of five grades: 2.0i-L, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i-S, Hybrid L and Hybrid S, with prices now starting at $33,190 before on-road costs.
The XV represents a more rough-and-ready option in the increasingly popular small SUV segment and is famously equipped with AWD as standard, unlike rivals such as the Skoda Kamiq, Mazda CX-30, Kia Seltos and Peugeot 2008.
A naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol flat-four is fitted across the range, producing 115kW of power and 196Nm of torque in the standard range. Hybrid variants detune the engine to 110kW/196Nm but back that up with the assistance of a 12.3kW/66Nm electric motor.
The XV Hybrid delivers a combined consumption figure of 6.5L/100km, which is only marginally better than the 7.0L/100km rated for the petrol-only drivetrain.
Subaru equips the XV 2.0i-L and Hybrid L with standard features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, fabric upholstery, power-folding mirrors and an 8.0-inch centre touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus an additional 6.3-inch vehicle information display on top of the dash.
All XVs receive a five-star safety rating by ANCAP, though the XV 2.0i Premium adds a raft of driver assistance features such as blind-spot monitoring, lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert and rear AEB, along with a front camera, a sunroof and satellite navigation.
The XV 2.0i-S and Hybrid S variants build on this list of equipment with luxuries such as leather upholstery with heating in the front row and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Subaru also includes self-levelling LED headlights and a curb-side camera for some added convenience, along with larger 18-inch alloy wheels for a striking appearance.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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