5 Things you need to know about the new 2018 Subaru XV
The all-new 2018 Subaru XV is launching here in June and these are the 5 things you need to know about it.
More room to move
The new XV measures 4645mm long (up from 4450mm), 1800mm wide (up from 1780mm) and the same 2019mm mirror-to-mirror, and runs a longer wheelbase of 2670 (up from 2635mm) and is longer than a Golf Alltrack, it maintains the current car’s 1615mm height (with roof rails). So, when it comes to describing the interior, roomy is a good word to use. And, like the new Impreza there’s been a noticeable step-up in quality.
The design mirrors that of the Impreza, although the XV gets bright orange contrast stitching for the dashboard, steering wheel, gear shifter boot, and seats. Bootspace is 350 litres (five more than new Impreza) which is an increase on the original XV of 310 litres. It’s still not a huge boot, but the shape makes it usable (it’s 100mm wider than the old car) with Subaru suggesting it’ll swallow three golf bags neatly.