At the end of the year, Subaru will market the new installment of its borrowed from the 2018 Subaru XV crossover developed from the modular platform.
2018 Subaru XV Preview
It is no coincidence that Subaru chose the Geneva show to reveal the next generation of its SUV 2018 Subaru X. Launched in 2012, this entry-level model ensures a good share of sales of the Japanese brand on the European market. His successor should not change. Marketed in the fall, in the wake of the Frankfurt Show, this vehicle was developed from the new modular “Global Platform Subaru” platform shared with the recent Impreza launched in the United States. Resolutely modern, this platform ensures a wide rigidity increased by 70%.
In the case of the 2018 Subaru XV, the wheelbase and length stretch of 1 cm, widen the channels and height increases by 4 cm, to the benefit of habitability and the guard to the roof. The silhouette, always recognizable, evolves smoothly and one will notice an elongated nose and sides carved to the level of the door strikes. It also adopts roof bars that accentuate its status as a fighter. The new platform especially helped to reduce the centre of gravity of 5 mm and ensure, compared to the current generation, a top 40%, in case of shock absorption capacity. The manufacturer announced a roll lowered by 50% over the model it replaces. Unlike the latter, the transmission is no longer a four wheel drive permanent.
The XV behaves like a front wheel drive and rear wheels become drive when the system senses a loss of traction. This solution was chosen to reduce consumption and CO2 emissions. The “Symmetrical AWD” transmission works is coupled to the X-Mode system which has a Wizard of speed downhill.
In the light of the evolution of the European application, Subaru should pass on the diesel. Initially, the XV crossover will be offered with a new evolution of the 2-litre atmospheric to direct fuel injection. This 4-cylinder shows a power of 153 HP and a couple of 196 Nm. This block will be associated with the Lineatronic CVT box. Eventually, the constructor could add the pull chain hybrid available only in North America and Japan on the older generation.
Subaru intends to position the 2018 Subaru XV SUV among the best in the category in terms of security and assistance to conduct. This model will be equipped the systems of EyeSight of pre-crash Braking Control and Lane Assist. The dashboard is adds a new touchscreen 8 inches.