2013 Subaru XV Black edition review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 , 12:10:58 byEmil

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Subaru XV Black edition

Subaru, the automobile manufacturing division of the Japanese company Fuji Heavy Industries, has slowly but precisely made a name on the world’s cars market.  It is internationally famous for using the so called ‘boxer’ engine in most of its vehicles above 1500 cc.  Rather conservatory, the company seems to have the desire to surprise the planet. And where else to start if not in the most conservatory place on Earth, the U.K.? The company has specially developed a special edition of the Subaru XV, the so called Black edition, which is about to be introduced in Great Britain.


As the name clearly suggests, the Subaru XV is all covered in a unique Crystal Black Silica paint. This perfectly matches the front, rear and side silver-resin under guards, as well as the front and rear mud flaps. The vehicle also features a cargo step panel and a foldable cargo tray, while the cabin is equipped with heavy-duty rubber floor mats. The car rides on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels and among the most important options we mention the Vehicle Dynamics Control system, cruise control, folding mirrors, daytime running lights and heated front seats. Some other special elements worth mentioning are the dual-zone air conditioning, rear privacy glass, HID headlamps, a rearview safety camera and Bluetooth connectivity.


The Subaru XV Black edition is powered by a 2.0-liter Boxer diesel engine connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox or by a 2.0-liter Boxer gasoline engine mated to a Lineartronic automatic transmission. The price varies according to the engine configuration and the options, starting from 24,495 GBP. The crossover registered a class-leading five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating and at 90%, one of the highest scores for child occupant protection ever recorded, making it perfect for young families. We’ll wait and see the effect it has on the British ones.