The Japanese automaker has decided it was time for a subtle improvement program for the XV model, which has been prepared as an improved crossover for the 2016 model year in Great Britain.
The UK specification 2016 model year compact crossover has included a series of mechanical upgrades to increase the XV’s all round efficiency. The movement has rendered the model four percent more efficient if the owner selects the turbodiesel 2.0-liter motor mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The engine comes packing 145 horsepower (108 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton meters), the same as before, but the updates have touched the efficiency and the transmission features longer gear ratio. Thanks to the improvements, the XV will return 52.3 mpg UK (43.5 mpg US or 5.4 liters / 100 km) on average and spill 141 grams of CO2 per 100 km (down by 5g). The performance figures remain the same – zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) will take 9.3 seconds.
Meanwhile, the naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter petrol is also more fuel efficient and delivers a return of 43.5 mpg UK (36.2 mpg US or 6.5 liters / 100 km) in the combined cycle as it has been mated to a six-speed continuously variable transmission. Here the improvement is of 2 percent and emissions have dropped to 151 g/km – the driver will continue to hone 148 hp (110 kW) and 145 lb-ft (196 Nm). Other revisions include a modified grille, bumper, and slightly tweaked “hawk-eye” headlights. At the back we can highlight the slightly different LED combination lamps. There are also new exterior hues and alloys while inside the XV boasts a new seven-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system with rearview camera. The 2016 Subaru XV can be had in the UK starting at 21,995 pounds and the flagship trim will be had for at least £25,995.