Singapore, 27 July 2017 – Motor Image Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in Singapore, has launched the All-New Subaru XV.
Representing the first full model change since the original Subaru XV was launched in 2012, this new crossover will excite drivers in a multitude of settings, from urban driving to the great outdoors. It is also the second model to employ the revolutionary Subaru Global Platform which will make every drive an experience with heightened levels of confidence, comfort and control.
"The All-New Subaru XV is a unique, bold car that will cater to Singaporeans who require the practical and functional features of a crossover SUV for their everyday activities," said Mr Glenn Tan, Executive Director, Tan Chong International Ltd. "Built on the new Subaru Global Platform, the All-New Subaru XV offers an improved interior and exterior styling without sacrificing performance and safety. We are confident that the All-New Subaru XV will exceed expectations in Singapore and deliver a driving experience that is second to none."
The 1.6-litre Boxer Engine has been revamped, making the new engine lighter to deliver more power and excellent fuel economy of 6.6L/100km. The Lineartronic transmission is also lighter than the previous model and features auto-step shift control which provides the driver a better driving comfort.
In addition to Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, the All-New Subaru XV now comes equipped with X-MODE, which enhances driving performance on challenging terrain through optimised integrated control of the engine, all-wheel drive system, brakes and other functions. The Hill Descent Control setting gives drivers greater peace of mind by maintaining low speeds on downhill slopes.
The Subaru Global Platform dramatically increased the All-New Subaru XV's rigidity throughout the body and chassis by over 70 per cent compared to previous models. This reduces vibrations and body roll, which results in a quiet, smooth ride. A quicker steering gear ratio and lower centre of gravity has also been achieved which empowers drivers with highly responsive steering and straight line stability.
The All-New Subaru XV features a distinctive rugged and sporty design that incorporates the company's new DYNAMIC x SOLID design philosophy. This will bring Subaru's aesthetic designs to the next level with detailed finishes in the interior and exterior.
The exterior features Subaru's iconic hexagonal grille with C-shaped headlights, matte-black cladding on the front bumper and a new aluminium wheel design. The new vehicle sits in a wide and low stance, underlining the rugged character of the All-New Subaru XV, while combining advanced styling with superior aerodynamics while retaining the high ground clearance of 220mm.
The spacious design flow in the All-New Subaru XV gives a sporty, yet refined interior that surpasses its class. In addition, functionalities such as all-round visibility, cabin space and cargo room have been improved.
Subaru takes upmost pride in safety and the All-New Subaru XV recently won the Grand Prix Award in Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) Collision Safety Performance Assessment with the highest score ever.
Passive safety in the All-New Subaru XV has also been improved as a result of the new Subaru Global Platform's frame structure, with enhanced body strength resulting from an increased use of high-tensile steel. This enables improved energy absorption in the event of collision by 40 per cent over the previous model.
Steering Responsive Headlights is also fitted on the All-New Subaru XV which will allow the headlight beam to move according to the direction of how the car is steered, maximising safety and visibility in the dark.
The All-New Subaru XV 1.6i-S is available for booking at the following Subaru Showrooms across Singapore - 25 Leng Kee Road and 19 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh.