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Makeover for rugged Subaru XV
2:58pm Thursday 2nd January 2014 in News
THE Subaru XV Black is a limited edition variant of the manufacturer’s popular compact crossover.
The ‘XV Black’ models is 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.
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 appeal.
These include front, rear and side silver-resin underguards, front and rear mudflaps, a cargo step panel and a foldable cargo tray. Inside, are heavy-duty rubber floor mats.
The All-Wheel-Drive model is priced at £24,495 on-the-road for the 2.0i Lineartronic and £24,995 for the 2.0 Boxer diesel, and is based on the existing SE model.
It has a five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating and at 90 per cent, one of the highest scores for child occupant protection.
The XV combines the highest ground clearance of any vehicle in its segment and lowest centre of gravity. Efficient engines and lightweight body mean the model is able to return a 50.4mpg on the combined cycle and emits 146 g/km CO2 (2-litre diesel models).
The vehicle features 17in alloy wheels, daytime running lights, heated front seats, cruise control, dual-zone air-conditioning, rear view safety camera, Bluetooth, wiper de-icers, HID headlamps and rear privacy glass.
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