Subaru revamps the

X-factor

Subaru XV 2017 front threequarter
Subaru XV 2017 side profile
Subaru XV 2017 rear threequarter

SUBARU has unveiled its all-new XV compact SUV at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show - and it's more than just a facelift.

It's the first re-design of the crossover model since its launch in 2012 and this latest model will be built on the company's completely revamped Global Platform architecture which will mean significantly enhanced body and chassis rigidity and strength.

In addition, there's a newly-developed two-litre direct injection Boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive will come as standard on all models along with the Japanese company's X-MODE system which enhances its off road ability and offers increased SUV capability.

The suspension system has also undergone what Subaru calls "substantial improvements" and body roll has been reduced by 50% compared to the original model.

World-class collision safety and hazard avoidance systems are now incorporated including Pre-Collision Braking Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, and a Lane Keep Assist function.

Additional driver aids include headlight High Beam Assist, steering responsive headlights and a Rear Vehicle Detection system which includes blind spot detection, lane change assistance and reversing assistance to enhance all-round preventive safety.

Inside the extensively revamped interior there are better quality seats and an 8.0-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system, with smartphone connectivity.

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