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Can Subaru XV Crosstrek successfully complete remarkable 21,700-mile trek?

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is almost home from a 21,700-mile there-and-back-again trek from London to Ulaanbaatar. Why is Subaru doing it?

Subaru builds some of the worlds best all-wheel-drive multi-use vehicles in the world and they set out to prove it back in July with the 2014 XV Crosstrek. Subaru’s newest crossover, the XV took off on a on-and off-road adventure and is successfully making the 21,700-mile there-and-back-again trek from London to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The trek is being undertaken by the all-female Canadian team, Offtrax

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek compact crossover has been subjected to a very tough challenge, and Corinne Copreni and Jess Watt, two Canadian adventurers from the Offtrax team, entered the Mongolia Charity Rally, an epic pan-continental road trip from the UK to Mongolia and back again. Subaru Europe provided Offtrax with a 2014 Subaru XV 1.6i for the journey, which started in London on July 19, and the team is almost back home.

Here’s their updates from the trip: August 1-7

The Subaru Offtrax team made it to Austria on their way to their final destination, Mongolia. The Subaru XV did well at the high altitudes. After driving through Austria, Subaru Offtrax popped over to the Subaru dealer/showroom in Italy. The team navigated mountain paths in Bosnia and Romania and happened to see a “haunted” mansion along the way. In Bulgaria, the Subaru Offtrax team stumbled upon a unique object at the top of a hill that looked like a giant space ship.

September 3-4

On the way to the final destination, Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, the Subaru Offtrax team enjoyed stunning views and unique experiences through Montenegro, Bulgaria and Turkey. They were on the shore near the coast of Marmaro in Turkey. The Subaru Offtrax team's Subaru XV underwent periodic maintenance to keep going on with the charity rally. They then drove the Subaru XV through trackless fields and came across herds of cattle crossing or walking along the road in Georgia.

September 10

The Republic of Azerbaijan is a country flanked by the Caspian Sea to the east, where the Subaru Offtrax team visited after Georgia. The Subaru XV traversed the desert with ease. The Subaru Offtrax team then visited the Republic of Turkmenistan after traveling through the Republic of Azerbaijan by ship. Thanks to Subaru's Symmetrical AWD and other core technologies, the Offtrax team then entered the Republic of Uzbekistan via the desert without encountering any mechanical trouble.

September 18-25

The Subaru Offtrax team visited the Republic of Kyrgyzstan after the Republic of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Day by day, the Subaru Offtrax team pushed forward and finally reached their destination, Ulan Bator in Mongolia on September 25! The Subaru Offtrax team gets ready for the long journey back and departs for the trek all the way back to London.

October 8

The team arrived in Moscow after traveling through the Republic of Buryatia in Russia. The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek is well on its way to completing the 21,700-mile (35,000km) on-and off-road journey from London to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and back again. This is the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek's toughest test to date and the long trek is almost completed. Stay tuned to Torque News as the team rolls into London.

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