Frankfurt: Subaru unveils new XV Crossover image

With a color of the old Focus ST and some nice details to make it stand out from the crowd, Subaru unveiled the new XV crossover at the Frankfurt Motor Show, after a previous debut at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year.

The Japanese automaker says that the new XV comes with a new generation of boxer engines, two petrol, the 1.6 and 2.0 liter and a diesel, mated to a CVT transmission and fitted with the stop / start system with idle reduction for a better fuel economy.

According to Subaru, the entry-level 1.6 liter is delivering 114 horsepower and it’s connected to a standard five-speed manual transmission, with the CVT also available, being able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 13.1 seconds and hitting a top speed of 179 km/h or 111 mph. Even if it sounds slow, the crossover’s average fuel consumption is 6.5 liters / 100 km or 36.2 mpg (European).

The larger 2.0 liter petrol unit is delivering 150 horsepower and its actually almost two seconds faster in the 0 to 100 km/h sprint time (10.5 seconds), while it burns 6.9 liters of fuel every 100 km in an average cycle. The XV’s top speed with this 2.0 liter engine went up at 187 km/h or 116 mph.

The most interesting engine is the 2.0 liter diesel with its 147 horsepower and six-speed manual transmission. The automaker says it can hit 100 km/h from standstill in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 198 km/h (123 mph), while burning only 5.6 liters every 100 km.