The Subaru XV is one of Subaru’s most popular compact crossovers, and now they have added to the range with a limited edition Subaru XV Black as a six-speed manual transmission 2.0-litre Boxer diesel engine or a 2.0-litre Boxer petrol unit with Lineartronic automatic transmission.
And as you can see from the pictures here, it’s a limited edition that looks like it is going to be a must-have for those with a penchant for classy cars.
Subaru XVs are renowned for their rugged, go anywhere abilities, and the Subaru XV Black is no different – apart from the extra additions that have been added to the Crystal Black Silica painted exterior; additions such as front, rear and side silver-resin underguards, front and rear mudflaps, a cargo step panel and a foldable cargo tray. And, to make sure that the inside is at least protected in some way from the outside elements that its owner and passengers may decide to bring in with them, heavy-duty rubber floor mats have been fitted.
There are, naturally, extras available that you can have added to the Limited Edition, but the list of standard specifications is pretty substantial as it is.
Already boasting a five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating (including one of the highest scores for child occupant protection ever recorded at 90%), the Subaru XV is already ideal for young families. So the standard inclusion of Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system, which provides hazard avoidance capabilities that are hard to beat anywhere in the world, is just another reason to consider driving one.
Add in other standard features like front, side, curtain and knee airbags, 17” alloy wheels, daytime running lights, heated front seats, wiper de-icers, cruise control, folding door mirrors, dual-zone air-conditioning, rear view safety camera, Bluetooth, HID headlamps, and rear privacy glass and you can see why not only the XV Black Limited Edition but the run-of-the-mill Subaru XV are very popular. (As if the Subaru XV could EVER be called run-of-the-mill!)
Ideal for the urbanite of the out-of-towner, with the highest ground clearance of any vehicle in its segment with the lowest centre of gravity, the Subaru XV can really be described as a ‘go anywhere’ vehicle and a combined cycle mpg of 50.4 with emissions of 146 g/km CO2 (on the 2.0-litre diesel model) isn’t too shabby either.
With the arrival of the limited edition Subaru XV Black, it seems that another box has just been ticked on the ‘Reasons to get a Subaru XV’ checklist.