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Next-generation Subaru XV teased via Geneva-bound concept

Subaru has teased a picture of its Subaru XV concept ahead of its Geneva reveal in March. The concept is expected to offer a glimpse at the next-generation XV.

SUBARU HAS ALREADY shown its next-generation Impreza concepts, and now it will reveal the next-generation Subaru XV concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s teased a dark image overnight showing a section of the grille and the front wheel.

Subaru hasn’t revealed anything about the concept other than the image and that it will announce more at the motor show. That said, we do know it will be built off Subaru’s next generation modular platform (can be adapted to suit multiple models), which it will share with the next-generation Impreza and other models.

And, we can speculate that it will run new engine variants, including hybrid powertrains and possibly even plug-in hybrid engines. Subaru already offers diesel engines and hybrid variants of the current XV in some markets, but not Australia.

Don’t expect Subaru to mess with the XV’s hallmarks, like increased ground clearance over the Impreza and body styling and headlight treatment that further sets it apart. We can expect the interior to be a little more ‘premium’ in its feel, if Subaru’s slow march in this direction is anything to go by.

We’ll know more as we get closer to the Geneva Motor Show in March.


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McF1
McF1
4 years ago

My feeling with this XV Concept is that the actual production vehicle will not be as exciting as the concept. But maybe Subaru will surprise us.
Nevertheless, based on the aggressive look of the XV Concept in the teased picture, along with the red on the wheels, and the red on the lower lip of the front spoiler, I would say that apart from naturally aspirated and diesel engines, there will be a turbo petrol version of the new XV. Most probably as a CVT. Maybe it will be called XV WRX, or follow the Forester designation and call it XV XT. If the turbo XV is to be a performance orientated then I would expect it be lower than standard, but if it is to follow the path of the Forester XT the ride height will be the same as standard.
Wonder when Subaru will introduced an electric turbo which has been talked about for years, and which model will it be fitted to first??
Looking forward to other teased pictures and the Geneva Motor Show.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober