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Improving on the Impreza

Text by S. Roces / Photos: Inigo S. Dean Ang

posted November 09, 16:10

There’s a new niche of emerging that could the SUV as the Filipino’s favorite ride. are the crossovers and we’re not talking the SUV’s with unibody The term ‘crossover’ used to to SUV’s using unibody derived from cars as to the conventional body on frame they used to be made out of.

days, with majority of the taking on this idea, the is now slowly being applied to the opposite, that is cars have been raised off the and bestowed with all-wheel to better emulate the desirable of an SUV.


The idea has been for some time. Just at our review of the Suzuki SX4 Crossover, one of the few to venture into it, or the cubist Kia Mazda has the CX-5 and Mitsubishi has the which stands for Active Crossover.

And now we have the Subaru XV, which means Crossover Vehicle.

In ways, the XV is a lot like the ASX. The after all is derived from the The XV is no different, being an Impreza with higher ground

Subaru bravely makes no to hide it. They even the same owner’s manual, as discovered.

The XV, however, differentiates with a more pronounced to give it a tougher look. sit lower on either side of the intake. Rocker panels the lowest portions of the bumpers, wells and side skirts.

there’s the gorgeous 17 inch wheels that are standard on the model. The conservatively styled lights make it easy to for a Honda City from a The trick is to look out for the center rear foglamp on the bumper used in heavy rains of turning on your hazard The rear reflectors are beautifully in scratch-proof panelling.

Current owners seem to the standard roof rails on the model, attaching bike to them.

Like the Impreza earlier, the XV’s interior is a carbon copy. It’s a and fuss-free design with of the dials and instrumentation neatly out and easy to figure out. to the XV are the Swiss cheese steel rubber rear cargo mat and cover.

The main draw of the though, is something techies particularly enjoy. A small LCD both dials in the instrument shows fuel, the trip odometer and gear. When the is in manual mode, it shows the gear while an indicator up when to shift up or down for the efficient results.

The display on the stack features a variety of like dual zone and air conditioning mode. The other has readouts that lean toward the obsessive compulsive It can reveal fuel consumption and in a variety of ways for more monitoring. One mode even how much pressure is applied on the

The best mode is the traction

When selected, it shows the powertrain, allowing the driver to see the angle of the tires, the car’s relative to the direction it’s and how much power and traction is sent to each tire a period of 30 seconds. It’s detailed but much appreciated the brand’s typical clientele.

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the Impreza, the XV is powered by the same 2.0 4 cylinder boxer that may not all that impressive on the spec Its pairing with a Continuously Transmission (CVT), makes for a and responsive powertrain. There’s a manual mode with shifters for those that to take control. Though I myself just sitting and leaving it to the CVT.

The always-on all-wheel drive on the hand imparts a very inspiring hold on the road.

all add up to make a car that is responsive, grippy and quite a joy to drive. from a standstill may not be much to about, especially with awkward long single feeling CVT’s usually Yet, the car picks up pretty from a steady cruise to speed. Its top speed may be lower, but plenty of room to play 80 and 160 km/h.

There’s some while cornering but the all-wheel is so confidence inspiring that you hesitate on sweeping corners. The time I saw the traction histogram anything but green lights was I purposely drove over a of sand while turning.

Of when made to drive conservatively with a family on the XV still returns a comfortable cold air conditioning and a quiet

The size and height are what it a rare practical Subaru. The is easy to manage around the and while parking, with all around and a back-up camera. not a lot of boot space but the flexible and roof rails allow for cargo loading.

It’s clearance allowed me to pass the Impreza with confidence some flooded areas. the fuel consumption makes it to justify with an acceptable 8.0 in the city (heavy traffic) and km/L in the highway.

There’s quite an extensive list of features, with basics ABS, EBD and BA, seatbelts for all passengers and control. The body features a safe hood and a breakaway that collapses the shaft from the passenger area.

a very tempting package, everything you loved about the with a higher clearance. also everything the ASX could been. As such, it’s no the XV has quickly become Subaru’s new stealing sales away the Impreza and Forester in spite of the and waiting list. We hope of RHD XV’s in Malaysia next will allow for a higher of Japanese-made XV’s for the Philippines.

For now, those that one will just have to I know I certainly would if I

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