Priced from £24,495
Subaru has announced the launch of the new Subaru XV Black, a new limited edition priced from £24,495.
The Subaru XV is a popular compact crossover; it has been noted for its practicality, performance and fuel economy and was awarded ‘SUV of the Year’ by judges on 4x4 Magazine beating off competition from Audi, Kia, Mazda, Nissan and Volkswagen. The XV has a five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating and one of the highest scores for child protection (90%) in its segment. It also has high ground clearance but with one of the lowest centres of gravity for an SUV, which contributes to its keen handling and road-holding. Darren James, Managing Director, Subaru UK said “the Subaru XV continues to rack up an impressive collection of safety accolades, and since the new compact crossover arrived in the UK it has remained one of the safest cars on the road. Our brand statement is ‘Confidence in Motion’, and the XV’s active, passive and hazard avoidance technologies are the perfect embodiment of this.”
The All-Wheel-Drive Subaru XV Black is based on the existing SE model, motorists will pay just £1,000 for all the extras fitted as standard to the XV Black, which if fitted separately as options to other models in the range would total over £1,600, meaning the new Limited Edition model offers both exclusivity and value for money. The ‘XV Black’ models will be available with either Subaru’s 2.0-litre Boxer diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, or the 2.0-litre Boxer petrol unit and a Lineartronic automatic transmission. Efficient engines and lightweight body mean the XV is able to return a 50.4mpg on the combined cycle and emits only 146 g/km CO2 (2.0-litre diesel models).
The XV Black is exclusively finished in Crystal Black Silica paint it offers a number of visual additions unique to the special edition model, which are designed to boost the car’s rugged, go-anywhere appeal. These include front, rear and side silver-resin underguards, front and rear mudflaps, a cargo step panel and a foldable cargo tray. Inside, the Black model is fitted with heavy-duty rubber floor mats. Other standard features include front, side, curtain and knee airbags, 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, heated front seats, wiper de-icers, cruise control, folding door mirrors, dual-zone air-conditioning, rear view safety camera, Bluetooth, HID headlamps, and rear privacy glass.