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Subaru XV Sunshine Yellow edition announced for Australia

May 11, 2015

A bright new special edition of the Subaru XV has been announced for Australia, called the Sunshine Yellow edition. It comes with, you guessed it, a vibrant yellow colour scheme.

2015 Subaru XV Sunshine Yellow edition

Based on the 2.0i entry-level CVT auto variant, the Sunshine Yellow edition adds a number of luxury features and bespoke highlights for the interior. For the passengers, there’s leather seats, heated in the front, while the driver gets a leather steering wheel.

The seats are stitched together with colour-coded orange thread, as with the steering wheel and armrest. And then down below are a set of matching embroidered carpet mats with orange stitching. Carbon-fibre-style trimming is used for the dash to give it a racy look.

Subaru is planning to introduce just 200 examples of the special edition, and all are expected to sell fast. Subaru managing director Nick Senior spoke about the new edition, saying,

“A much-copied orange, a vibrant green and now a stand-out yellow. These colours have not only proven to be popular with our younger XV buyers, they have broad appeal. And with a limited run of only 200 vehicles the long term value of this particular XV is likely to be very, very strong.”

Like the regular 2.0i, the Sunshine Yellow edition comes with a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine producing 110kW and 196Nm. It offers an average fuel consumption of 7.0L/100km when matched to the CVT auto.

The unique model has been introduced to coincide with the MY2015 Subaru XV release, offered at a premium of $1750 over the regular version. With the recent Free Trade Agreement with Japan, it means this colourful crossover starts at $30,740.

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.