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2018 Subaru XV on sale in Australia in June, from $27,990

May 22, 2017

Local pricing and specifications for the next-gen 2018 Subaru XV have been announced in the lead up to its market entry next month.

Four model variants will go on sale in Australia, spanning from the 2.0i, 2.0i-L, 2.0i Premium, to the top 2.0i-S. All are powered by a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine, producing 115kW and 196Nm. All come with a CVT automatic transmission with all-wheel drive.

Subaru is boasting the XV’s class-leading ground clearance of 220mm, while also promising enhanced driving on poor condition roads with an X-Mode driving mode, with active torque vectoring further optimising cornering traction. Hill descent control is also added for increased safety when driving down steep hills.

Despite presenting a similar exterior design language as the outgoing model, the new XV really is all-new. It’s based on Subaru’s latest Global Platform that debuted under the latest Impreza. This, according to the company, helps the new XV offer top of the class driving dynamics.

As standard all variants come with a touch-screen interface packed with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technology, along with climate control, two 12V power sockets, a rear-view camera, cruise control, and 17-inch alloy wheels at minimum.

Going for the top 2.0i-S gets you 18-inch wheels, sat-nav, leather trim, and Vision Assist safety systems (blind-spot monitoring, high-beam assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and autonomous emergency braking in forward and reverse).

The new model comes more extensively equipped yet prices have been reduced in most cases compared with the equivalent outgoing models. See below for the new starting prices (excludes on-road costs), and further below for highlight features. It arrives mid-June.

2018 Subaru XV 2.0i – $27,990 (down $1250 from outgoing model)
2018 Subaru XV 2.0i-L – $30,340 (up $100)
2018 Subaru XV 2.0i Premium – $32,140 (down $600)
2018 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – $35,240 (down $300)

MY18 SUBARU XV HIGHLIGHT SPECIFICATIONS

XV 2.0i:

SAFETY

  • ABS anti-lock brakes with four-wheel discs and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • All-Wheel Drive
  • Brake Assist
  • Child seat anchor points on back of rear seat; ISOFIX outer rear seats
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual side airbags
  • Front fog lights with integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Front height adjustable seatbelt anchors
  • Rear door child lock
  • Rear view camera
  • Ring-shaped reinforced passenger cabin
  • Seatbelt indicator lights
  • Side intrusion bars
  • Three-point A/ELR rear seatbelt
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • X-Mode

INTERIOR

  • AM/FM tuner CD player, six speakers, Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto compatibility
  • Automatic climate control air conditioning
  • Bottle holders in all doors + two cup holders in centre console & rear armrest
  • Cargo area light
  • Cargo hooks
  • Cargo security blind
  • Central locking – remote
  • Cruise control – steering wheel buttons
  • Driver’s footrest
  • Height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Immobiliser security system
  • Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission with paddle shift
  • Map lights (2)
  • New generation touchscreen infotainment unit
  • Power steering, mirrors and window. Front windows automatic up/down with “soft” open/close feature
  • Rear illumination instrument display
  • Remote fuel lid release – tethered fuel cap
  • Seatback pocket (front passenger side)
  • Two remote central locking keys
  • Vanity mirror
  • 60/40 split/fold rear seat
  • 12V/120W power jacks (two)

EXTERIOR

  • 17-inch alloy wheels (17x7J, with a 225/60R17 99H tyre) – temporary steel spare (185/65/17 90S)
  • Colour-coded mirrors and door handles
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear roof spoiler with LED brake light
  • Rear roof mounted shark fin radio antenna
  • Rear wiper
  • Roof rails

OTHER FEATURES

  • DataDot security technology
  • Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
  • Auto Start Stop
  • Subaru Global Platform
  • Three-year unlimited kilometre warranty
  • 2.0 litre direct injection DOHC horizontally opposed boxer engine with dual AVCS. 115 kW/6000 rpm, 196 Nm/4000 rpm

XV 2.0i-L ADDS:

  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Electric folding mirrors with integrated indicators
  • EyeSight driver assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Leather accented trim steering wheel and gear shift
  • Premium cloth trim
  • Premium 8-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system with steering wheel controls

XV 2.0i PREMIUM ADDS:

  • Electric sunroof
  • Factory fitted sat-nav

XV 2.0i-S ADDS:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels (18x7J with a 225/55R18 98V tyre) – temporary steel spare (185/65/17 90S)
  • Alloy pedals
  • Automatic head lights
  • Automatic front wipers
  • Chrome-type exterior door handle
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather accented trim
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Steering responsive LED head lights with integrated DRLs
  • Vision Assist features:
    • Blind Spot Monitoring
    • High Beam Assist
    • Lane Change Assist
    • Rear Cross Traffic alert
    • Reverse Automatic Braking

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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