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FHI Introduces All-New Subaru XV at Frankfurt Motor Show

Source: Fuji Heavy Industries | Published: Wed Sep 14, 2011

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Packaging / Utility

This vehicle's interior provides unmatched comfort levels to all passengers and best-in-class spaciousness. The XV features an extremely roomy passenger compartment, a cargo area that is both spacious and convenient, and excellent riding comfort.

The door opening dimensions have been enlarged and the higher seat position allows much easier ingress and egress.

With a focus on convenience, ample storage space for small objects is provided at ideal locations. The Multi-Function Display (MFD) is highly visible in the upper middle section of the instrument panel for comfortable driving.

Engine and Transmission

The new generation Subaru Boxer engine, which was introduced last year with a totally new design, is installed in 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter petrol models. Along with the usual merits that horizontally-opposed engines inherently possess, this engine has improved fuel efficiency and exhaust performance. Together with the adoption of the new Lineartronic (CVT), a newly developed "Auto Start Stop System", the fuel efficiency was further improved. Also the Subaru Boxer Diesel, which was specially developed for the European market and received very favorable reviews, is featured in the XV line-up.

For the engine, a new design was implemented with a bore/stroke ratio that is more advantageous for fuel efficiency. The stroke has been lengthened without altering the overall engine width compared to the previous generation. Both environmental friendliness and regular-use mid-low range torque have been improved due to the adoption of a longer stroke and dual AVCS. This engine offers excellent accelerating performance and its superior response gives the driver a feeling of instant acceleration, especially when the accelerator is lightly depressed.

Making use of the inherent advantages of Chain-driven CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) such as lightness, compactness, superior fuel efficiency, and wide ratio coverage, Subaru successfully developed a new CVT for the new XV for improved environmental friendliness and drivability.

2012 Subaru XV Features New Auto Start Stop System

By automatically stopping the engine in situations where the vehicle is temporarily stationary, such as idling at traffic lights, it boosts the fuel efficiency. This new system has a newly developed "change of mind control" function to enable smooth restart without sacrificing driving comfort.


VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) is installed in all models as standard. Its intervention timing was optimized and incorporates control logic that demonstrates effectiveness in danger avoidance situations. A brake assist function is also incorporated into the VDC system. This provides the 2012 Subaru XV with world leading danger avoidance performance and increases driving confidence.

Subaru XV (Euro-spec): Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications

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