Subaru Reveals Complete Details on Urbanized XV Crossover at Frankfurt Auto Show
While the 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter Boxer engines and new Lineartronic continuously variable transmission have been previously introduced, Subaru has released more information about the Subaru XV's interior, fuel efficiency and available options during media days at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Subaru XV's Fuel Efficiency
The Subaru XV has adapted an auto start/stop system to increase fuel efficiency numbers.
By automatically stopping the engine in situations where the vehicle is temporarily stationary, such as idling at traffic lights, it boosts the fuel efficiency. This new system has a newly developed “change of mind control” function (found on CVT-equipped models) to enable smooth restart without sacrificing driving comfort.
XV Design Changes for Urban Setting
Appropriate to the European market where the Subaru XV is being launched, a lot of attention has been paid to this being a vehicle for urban settings. As Subaru proclaimed today during the announcement in Frankfurt, "The fundamental product concept that Subaru adopted for the XV is 'Urban Adventure.' In specific terms, a vehicle that would be perfectly suited to exciting, lively, yet stress-free use in the city. Thus, Subaru balanced optimal performance factors such as fuel efficiency and enjoyable driving (Fun to Drive) with a stylish, highly distinctive exterior design."