New Models 2012 Subaru XV is making a quick turnaround with its XV Concept car by offering up a production model in the same year. The concept was revealed at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show while the production version was officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Known as the Impreza Outback in the US market, the new XV Crosstrek was introduced to show an SUV that will "define a new generation of Subaru crossover vehicles.
Looking over the specifications, as before, the XV is pretty close to its Impreza sister, though ground clearance has been upped to a trail-friendly 8.6 inches. Under the hood, two gasoline engines are available, measuring 1.6 and 2.0 liters, and a heavily tweaked version of the diesel Boxer four-cylinder is on tap, as well. Subaru's new start/stop system is also on hand, and when mated to the CVT, Subaru says that the XV is quite efficient (thought we'll wait for official fuel economy numbers before we make any judgments).
In Europe, this car is also available with a base 1.6-liter 114 horsepower and comes with a 5-speed manual as standard, though the CVT is available. There’s also a 2.0-liter diesel that delivers 147 hp and is even faster that the petrol, taking 9.3 seconds to get to 100 km/h and has a top speed of 198 km/h (123mph), while also returning a combined economy of 5.6 liters per 100 km (42mpg).