Feeling adventurous but still need a car that meets the rigours of the city 9-5? The Subaru XV-S, is the latest in small SUV range, with symmetrical all-wheel drive and some serious ability on and off-road.
I took to the city and the coast in the new top of the range Subaru XV 2.0i-S the latest hybrid SUV offering from the Japanese manufacturer. In ‘plasma green pearl’, it was a looker with adventurous styling, daring black 17″ alloys, a sun roof and luxurious leather seats. The head turning 2.0i-S comes kitted out with; self levelling xenon low-beam headlights, tinted privacy glass, silver roof rails, sports pedals, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, heated seats for the driver and front passenger and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat. It rides high on the road, and with the all-wheel drive and boxer engine, it glides effortlessly through the streets and is a dream to park in those tight car park spaces.
AS SAFE AS HOUSES
Subaru has long been regarded for performance, reliability and handling. Taking to the road in the city with the option to go off the beaten track is what makes it so appealing. Safety and economy is paramount to the brands success. Sporting a five-star ANCAP safety rating, 7 SRS airbags including an extra driver’s seat knee bag and a boxer engine, which sits lower in the engine bay to help protect occupants by sliding below the cabin in the event of a front on collision.
HIGH TECH EXTRAS YOU WILL LOVE
Inside, the media system is an easy to navigate touch screen, which includes in dash satellite navigation and doubles as a display for the reverse-view camera, which is standard across the range. It’s teamed to a six speaker sound system and includes, wireless Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary inputs hidden in the centre console. The system offers quick-connecting Bluetooth and a Multi Function Display, which provides access to fuel economy, eco-evaluation, auto start stop status, temperature, time and much more.
IS THIS YOUR PERFECT MATCH?
- if you are active on the weekends but need a compact car for weekday commuting, this is the perfect size
- if you love the high driver feel of an SUV
- Get the best from your investment and feel good about the reliability and reputation that the Japanese made Subaru brings
Fall in love with this lean, green, mean driving machine at the newly renovated Eblen Subaru, Glenelg. An accredited Female Friendly dealership, your four legged friends are welcome too.
FULLY LOADED WITH:
- Symmetrical all-wheel drive
- 2.0 litre engine
- 6-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT with manual mode
- Auto stop start
- 17″ alloy wheels
- Electronic sunroof
- Front fog lights
- Rear spoiler
- Heated seats
- Leather trim
- Paddle gear shift
- Sports pedals
- Folding rear seats
- Multi-information satellite navigation
- Aux jack
- Reverse camera
- Subaru XV pricing starts at $26,490 (plus on road costs)
- I drove the top of the range Subaru XV 2.0i-S, $39,042 (drive away)
114 Brighton Road, Glenelg
Ph. (08) 8350 7777