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No More Impreza for SA 13
Sep
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in 4X4, Automotive News, Impreza, Popular, Subaru, XV on 09 13th, 2011

subaru No More Impreza for SA

Subaru South Africa has decided to drop the Impreza from its lineup. The new Subaru XV, that will be uveilied at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show will be replacing the Impreza range in South Africa from February 2012.

Designed by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and described as an “Urban Adventurer”, the XV is a high-riding crossover model that will likely  slot in between the Impreza and the larger Legacy Outback. The XV will be powered by a naturally aspirated 2,0-litre example of Subaru’s new FB-generation flat-four petrol engines. In addition,  A choice of either 6-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT transmissions will be offered.



Subaru XV Teased Ahead of Frankfurt Show 11
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Subaru, teaser, Upcoming Events, XV on 08 11th, 2011

Japanese automaker Subaru introduced a teasing sketch of its XV model just ahead of the unveiling of its Impreza-based XV crossover/SUV at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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The design makes us feel that the car would be a new rival for the Nissan Qasqai. Subaru has assured that its final production will be based on its concept model which was unveiled at Shanghai Auto Show earlier.

The XV concept is the blending of an SUV in a more fashionable form. The key design concept is ‘Protren’, again the combination of ‘professional tool’ and ‘trendy design’. The concept featured aspects like hexagon grille, winged motif and sharp-solid designed hawk-eye headlights.

The interior features include ‘Silvery White Leather’ which is used as a base material for seats and a large multifunction touch panel display in the center with displays for navigation, car audio and vehicle information.

The concept car had a driving assist ‘Eyesight’ system. It is expected that the production model will constitute the concept features without many changes.

The concept car is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder horizontally-opposed DOHC engine with an output of 150 hp at 6000 rpm and 146 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm coupled with Lineartronic (CVT) transmission.

 







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