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Subaru announces prices for new XV

Subaru has announced prices for its new XV with the entry-level model costing £21,295. That gets you the 1.6i S version of the all-wheel drive crossover. The cheapest diesel - a 2.0-litre boxer engine - is £23,995.

Standard equipment levels look pretty good with all models getting Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC), front, side, curtain and knee airbags, 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime LED running lights and automatic air conditioning as standard. The XV was also recently awarded a five-star crash safety rating by Euro NCAP, scoring particularly highly for child occupant safety.

The engine line up is made up of a 114PS 1.6-litre a 150PS 2.0-litre petrol but the majority of buyers are likely to go for the 2.0-litre diesel which develops 147PS and 350Nm of torque. Standard gearboxes are a five or six-speed manual whle a six-speed CVT automatic is available on petrol models.

The 2.0-litre diesel accelerates from 0-60mph in 9.3 seconds and returns a claimed average of 50.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 146g/km. Subaru says the XV also has the highest ground clearance and lowest centre of gravity in its class.

Petrol XV models get a new Auto Start Stop System as standard, to help improve duel economy. Subaru wanted to make the engine cut-out virtually unnoticeable to the driver, so it has a time lapse between stop and start of approximately 0.2 seconds, apparently one of the fastest currently available.

On top of the standard S models, the SE trim adds cruise control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and USB/iPod connectivity. Top-of-the-range SE Lux Premium models come with a sunroof, Keyless Smart Entry, push-button start, leather seats and satellite navigation.  All 2.0-litre models are fitted with roof rails.

Model Price OTR (£) CO2 g/km
1.6i S 21,295 151
1.6i S Lineartronic 22,715 146
1.6i SE 23,295 151
1.6i SE Lineartronic 24,715 146
2.0i SE 24,295 160
2.0i SE Lineartronic 25,495 153
2.0i SE Lux Premium 27,795 160
2.0i SE Lux Premium Lineartronic 29,283 153
2.0D S 23,995 146
2.0D SE 25,995 146
2.0D SE Lux Premium 29,795 146

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