Australia: 2012 Subaru XV starts at AUD32.000 image

The Japanese based automaker Subaru has recently announced the starting price of the 2012 XV model in Australia, which has been set at 32.000 AUD.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2012 Subaru XV is available in two trim levels in Australia, an entry-level 1.6 liter engine and the 2.0 liter diesel unit. Subaru says that the base 1.6 liter engine is developing a total output of 114 horsepower and the unit comes with a five-speed manual transmission as standard, but customers can also chose the CVT. The other version of the 2012 Subaru XV available in Australia comes with a 2.0 liter diesel engine which is generating a total output of 147 horsepower.

Subaru says that the diesel engine is helping the XV accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h faster than the petrol, in 9.3 seconds, with a top speed of 198 km/h (123 mph). Besides being more powerful than the petrol unit, the 2.0 liter diesel engine is offering a combined fuel economy of 5.6 liters every 100 km (42 mpg), and the range-topping also comes with leather upholstery and sportier looking pedals. The top of the line 2.0 version of the 2012 Subaru XV costs 38.000 AUD and the entry-level, with its AUD32.000 is significantly cheaper than the base Forester.