The updated Subaru XV is now available in Singapore.
Exterior-wise, it has been given a new grille and bumpers to make it look sportier than the pre-facelift sibling.
More significantly, the XV has received improvements to its powertrain and all-wheel-drive, to give it more surefootedness and off-roading ability.
The Subaru XV is now equipped with X-Mode, which offers two terrain settings: snow/dirt and deep snow/mud. These settings give drivers a bit more flexibility when traversing such tricky conditions.
To enhance its drivability, the XV now comes with SI-Drive, which lets the driver choose “Intelligent” or “Sport” mode.
“Intelligent” tells the vehicle to prioritise efficiency by making throttle inputs smoother, which helps better fuel economy. “Sport” heightens drivetrain’s responses to driver inputs.
Apart from X-Mode and SI-Drive, engineers have also improved the Subaru XV’s suspension by optimising the coils and dampers, to provide an even more comfortable ride.
Unchanged, on the other hand, is the SUV’s powerplant. It continues to be powered by a naturally aspirated 2-litre flat-4 that produces 154hp (156PS) and 194Nm.
Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight (A)
ENGINE 1995cc, 16-valves, flat-4
MAX POWER 154hp (156PS) at 6000rpm
MAX TORQUE 196Nm at 4000rpm
POWER TO WEIGHT 106.8hp per tonne
0-100KM/H 10.4 seconds
TOP SPEED 194km/h
CONSUMPTION 14.3km/L (combined)
PRICE INCL. COE $112,800 (no VES rebate/surcharge)
AGENT Motor Image