Subaru updates XV crossover for 2014, priced from £21,995

Subaru XV does not look very interesting, but it is a good compact off-roader with full-time four-wheel drive and good ground clearance.

For the 2014 model year, the XV has received a number of upgrades, that bring improvements to refinement, ride, handling, safety and cabin quality.

The biggest update is found in petrol-engine models, with 2.0 litre models receiving suspension modifications to improve ride quality and a range of new valve-train components that reduce engine noise.

Across the range is additional sound-proofing in the bulkhead to further insulate the cabin from engine noise.

Other updates include revised electronic power steering system, while new inflating dynamic damper system reduces steering wheel and column vibration.

For added safety, there is a thicker, reshaped front suspension lower-arm and reinforcements around the base of the A-pillar.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and instrument cluster Gear Shift Indicator have been added as standard to every model in the range.

Interior updates are minor and include silver surrounds for the steering wheel buttons and heater controls, and new gloss-black switches to control the car’s air-conditioning system.

In UK, the XV is offered with 2.0i petrol and 2.0 diesel, in either SE or SE Premium trim, with diesel delivering an average fuel economy of 50.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 146g/km.

Prices start from £21,995 on-the-road fro the 2.0i SE.


Mercedes CLA 45 AMG by Brabus packs 394bhp
Funny number plate: Hummer H2, or is it Fiat 500 on 'roids?
Porsche Exclusive introduces Panamera Turbo S in Jet Black Metallic
Last first-generation Volvo XC90 rolls off the assembly line in Sweden
Sponsored video: SCANIA's smart wristwatch is here and it communicates with the truck
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is ready for open-top driving, debuts in Detroit
How to maximise car performance in the winter
Vehicles at work: top health and safety requirements
All-new Peugeot 508 SW revealed ahead of Paris debut
Volkswagen to offer "zero-emission" car sharing services in future
Nissan GT-R50 by Italddesign production design confirmed
When You Should Take Your Car to an Auto Repair Shop
Tags: ,