Subaru XV To Debut At 2011 IAA

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 21:31
Subaru announced the production version of the XV concept crossover to make its world debut at the next Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011. This sketch of the of the front-end of the car is a sort of teaser for the event. Subaru counts heavily on the XV to become a major winner for the brand. The Concept version of the XV received a warm welcome when it was first shown at the Auto Shanghai motor show in April, its design successfully combining the latest distinctive Subaru elements with the commanding silhouette expected of a crossover. The final production version of the XV remains true to the Concept and Subaru is confident that it will bring something fresh, as well as a new level of engineering excellence, to the segment. Here more some facts and figures on the concept version. The final model should be close to this: Exterior Design The vehicle was engineered to blend the crossover-like commanding silhouette with a fashionable image in a single, modern package. Its contemporary looks and electrifying lines are guaranteed to turn heads, as its body exhibits the very solid, dynamic and independent styling so characteristic of all Subaru’s. At the very front of the vehicle are standard design elements that are common to the Subaru stable, including the hexagon grille, winged motif and sharply- and solidly-designed hawk-eye headlights. The rear of the vehicle features the same hexagonal design as the front and more hexagons engraved into the clear blue base under the license plate complement the consistent design theme. To better embody the “Protren” theme, the wheel arch cladding offers the image of functionality, playful touch and driving excitement, which is further enhanced with the black metallic highlights. The aluminum alloy wheels are designed to combine a solid, intrepid form and a stylish appearance, while at the same time exhibiting a fashionable look suited to urban driving. Contrasting colors – silver spokes, black rims and clear blue center caps – are used intentionally to generate an exciting balance between quality and performance. The exterior of the vehicle is splashed in riveting “Electro Yellowgreen”, resulting in a gleaming tinge seemingly emanating from beneath the matte finish. The color embodies electrifying performance, and above all excitement, to round off a tasteful, and at times potent, package. Interior Design “Silvery white leather” is used as the base material for the seats, which firmly envelopes passengers to provide a secure feeling. The use of sporty mesh in selected areas works to create a high quality, yet casual mood, and “yellowgreen” piping gives the interior a sporty and stylish finish. A large multifunction display sits in the center panel. Three different displays – one each for navigation, car audio, and vehicle information are united in the design and touch panel technology expresses ease of use and can be operated intuitively. The concept car features Subaru’s own advanced driving assist “EyeSight” system. An LCD monitor positioned between the two well-balanced and highly visible combination meters allows the driver to check the images captured with the EyeSight’s stereo cameras. Specifications
  • Length: 4,450 mm
  • Width: 1,800 mm
  • Height: 1,620 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,635 mm
  • Engine: 2.0-liter four cylinder Horizontally-Opposed DOHC engine
  • Transmission: Lineartronic (CVT)
  • Tire size: 245/45 ZR19
  • Passengers: 5

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