At 2010 Geneva Motor Show Subaru unveiled the latest variant of their everlasting Impreza, which is a crossover and comes with the XV badge. As you know all versions of the Impreza, thanks to their rally-bred AWD system, have great offroad capabilities, so to make the XV they just jacked it up a bit and made it larger. And all is good!
Subaru Impreza XV comes with two engines, a petrol and a diesel, both boxer. The petrol unit has 150 hp and 196 Nm of torque while the diesel model is equally powerful but has more torque at 350 Nm. They can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic, the diesel can also be had with a 6-speed manual.
Like other Imprezas, the XV gets the latest version of Subaru’s proven Symmetrical All Wheel Drive System, but has but it rides 150mm higher than them. They say it’s a crossover, but it seems to as capable as a full blooded SUV!