FHI Introduces All-New "SUBARU XV" at Frankfurt Motor Show

Subaru XV (European Specifications)

Tokyo, September 13, 2011 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today unveiled the new Subaru XV (European specifications) as a world premiere at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show (Press days: September 13 and 14, Open to public: September 15 through 25). FHI plans to introduce the new XV to the European market as its strategic model to provide customers with "Enjoyment and Peace of Mind" through Subaru’s new "Confidence in Motion" brand statement.

The fundamental product concept that Subaru adopted for the XV is "Urban Adventure." In specific terms, a vehicle that would be perfectly suited to exciting, lively, yet stress-free use in the city. Thus, Subaru balanced optimal performance factors such as fuel efficiency and enjoyable driving (Fun to Drive) with a stylish, highly distinctive exterior design.

[Note: Information provided in this release is based on Eropean specifications.]

Packaging / Utility

This vehicle’s interior provides unmatched comfort levels to all passengers and best-in-class spaciousness.

Exterior design

Coined from the terms "professional tool" and "trendy design," Subaru’s "Protren" design concept symbolizes the fusion of SUV functionality and urban persona.

Interior design

Along with the roomy and comfortable interior, a stylish design was selected to bring out the best qualities of the chosen materials and give passengers a feeling of quality.

Engine and transmission

The new generation Subaru Boxer engine, which was introduced last year with a totally new design, is installed in 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol models. Along with the usual merits that horizontally-opposed engines inherently possess, this engine has improved fuel efficiency and exhaust performance. Together with the adoption of the new Lineartronic (CVT), a newly developed "Auto Start Stop System", the fuel efficiency was further improved. Also the Subaru Boxer Diesel, which was specially developed for the European market and received very favorable reviews, is featured in the XV line-up.

The new generation Boxer Engine

The new Lineartronic

The new Auto Start Stop system*3


Major Specifications:(European Specs.)

[Note: Specifications are preliminary and subject to change.]

Overall Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,450 x 1,780 x 1,570
Wheelbase (mm): 2,635
Track Front/Rear(mm): 1,525 /1,525
Minimum road clearance (at kerb weight)(mm): 220
Seating Capacity: 5