Subaru has announced details of a series of upgrades to the XV compact crossover, designed to refresh the car’s exterior styling, raise cabin quality and improve refinement. In spite of the range of upgrades across the full model line-up, pricing for the Subaru XV is unchanged for the 2016 model, which goes on sale across the UK next month from £21,995 (OTR).
Updates to the 2016 model follow hot on the heels of a range of upgrades made in 2015 which included a raft of suspension modifications and a quicker more direct steering rack, resulting in more engaging and assured handling and smoother ride.
Among the most important changes to the upgraded XV is an upgraded interior, finished in higher quality materials and featuring Subaru’s new factory-fit 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system. Changes include the adoption of new metallic and piano black trim as well as new contrast stitching throughout the cabin. The driver’s TFT LCD instrument binnacle has also been redesigned, now emitting a soft, contemporary blue glow.
As part of the updates for 2016, Subaru has revised elements of the XV’s exterior styling to further enhance the cars rugged appeal. Subaru’s signature identity can be found in the upgraded ‘face’ of the XV, which now features updated ‘hawk-eye’ headlights and a redesigned front grille and bumper.
At the rear, the 2016 XV features a discreet new boot spoiler and LED combination lamps. A stylish new black and silver diamond cut aluminium alloy wheel design completes the revised exterior.
Two new colour options are available to UK buyers: Hyper Blue and Dark Blue Metallic.
To find out more about the upgraded 2016 Subaru XV, visit www.subaru.co.uk.