Subaru Impreza XV Crossover arriving in NZ soon

Subaru Impreza XV Crossover arriving in NZ soon

Labeled as a “Compact Outback” the 2011 all new Impreza XV is on sale in New Zealand late July. Increased ride height, a fresh new look and extra equipment are part of the package for Subaru’s newest Symmetrical All Wheel Drive variant.

The Impreza XV — Crossover Vehicle — Rides higher than other normally aspirated Impreza’s with 185mm ground clearance to provide a higher “command” drive position like its big brother, the Subaru Outback.

“In this case we have extended the “crossover” concept, using one of the most agile, dynamic hatchbacks on the market” said Graeme Woodlands, the Managing Director of Subaru of New Zealand. “We see the Impreza XV complementing the other Impreza models, like the Outback successfully does with the Legacy.”

“By using the Impreza hatch as the platform car, Subaru has created a vehicle that enables people to mix five day a week commuting with an active weekend adventure lifestyle,” said Mr Woodlands.

The core Impreza chassis, full-time symmetrical All Wheel Drive, low-slung Boxer engine, symmetrical drive train, enhanced suspension setup and elevated ground clearance all combine to deliver Subaru’s famous control on tarmac, gravel and light off road duties compared to other crossovers.

Bluetooth has been integrated as standard and the 10-speaker audio system offers i-Pod integration. Bluetooth integration also incorporates hands free calling. Audio, Bluetooth hands free and cruise control buttons are all situated on the steering wheel.

With the choice of a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox, the Impreza XV will sell from $35,990.

Easily distinguishable from the other models in the Impreza range, the Impreza XV comes with flared wheel arches, special front and rear bumpers, front fog lights, roof rails and the higher 185 mm ground clearance.

The maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating is attained, based on the current Impreza. Apart from its fulltime All Wheel Drive, the Impreza XV’s other standard active safety features which are designed to avoid an accident if at all possible include VDC stability and traction control, four wheel disc ABS brakes with EBD and Brake Assist and well weighted rack and pinion steering for positive response and feel. In a collision, protection is provided by six air bags, Subaru’s patented ring shaped reinforcement frame body construction technology, and anti intrusion beams in the doors.

The Impreza XV is powered by a two litre 110 kW and 196 Nm fuel injected motor with variable valve timing. The automatic has a combined fuel consumption of 8.8 litres/100 kilometres and 8.9 litres/100 kilometres for the manual. Combined CO2 emissions for the automatic are 208 grams/kilometre and 210 grams/kilometre for the manual.

The McPherson strut front and double wishbone rear suspension has been revised with the higher ground clearance and the Impreza XV sits on 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/60 R16 tyres.

Standard features include a height and telescopically adjustable steering column and a height adjustable driver’s seat. The 10-speaker CD sound system has USB connection and an auxiliary jack point for MP3 and iPod connection.

The remote central locking includes an immobiliser security system. Security is enhanced by the fitting of unique DataDots to all major components. The headlights have an auto off function. Climate control air conditioning is standard together with power mirrors and windows.

The manual gearbox model also has hill assist to aid starting on hills in either first or reverse gear.

The Impreza XV comes with a three year unlimited kilometres warranty.

See below for a more extensive listing of specifications and pricing:

Impreza XV 5-speed Man $35,990
Impreza XV 4-speed Auto $36,990

2.0-litre, four cylinder SOHC Boxer engine
110 Kw @ 6400 rpm
196 Nm @ 3200 rpm
5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission
16-inch alloy wheels

Safety and security
Symmetrical All Wheel Drive
6—airbags (dual front, dual front side, and side curtain front and rear)
VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)
ABS four-wheel disc brakes (Anti-lock brake system)
EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
BA (Brake assist)
Front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiter
Ring shaped reinforcement frames
Door anti-intrusion beams
Child locks
DataDots and engine immobiliser
Hill Assist (forward and reverse) manual only
ISOFIX child seat belt anchor points

16-inch alloy wheels
Roof rails
Front fog lights
Exclusive body kit — front and rear bumper with under spoiler
Rear roof spoiler with LED stop lamp
Intermittent front wipers
Rear wiper

Climate control air conditioning
Sports front seats with mocha accents (height adjustable driver’s seat)
AM/FM radio with CD player and 10-speakers
Bluetooth hands free calling and audio streaming
USB connection & auxiliary audio input jack for MP3 player
6-cup holders
Map lights
Cargo area lights
Leather steering wheel and gearshift
Audio, Bluetooth hands free and cruise control buttons on steering wheel
Cruise control
60:40 split folding rear seats
Fuel consumption trip computer

3 year unlimited kilometres

1200 kg braked towing
60-litre fuel tank
185mm ground clearance

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