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Subaru Impreza XV (front-lateral view)

The new Subaru Impreza  XV Model Year 2011 was presented at last Geneva Motor Show, the crossover version of the Japanese brand has a sport utilities look and is the result of a specific action on some important design elements either interior and exterior. Technical differences are very few even though the 2011 Subaru XV is equipped with all the mechanical features for the most difficult paths, those aesthetic have been made only to distinguish it and give a new look to this Impreza and destined, said the Subaru’s marketing, to a younger custom.

Crossover design: The new model distinguished by its increased height of 5 cm compared to the previous model, flared fenders with gaudy plastic arches, prominent sills, new specific front bumper grille to this version, bigger rear spoiler, roof rack, new alloy wheels. The interior of the Subaru Impreza XV shows new two-tone sports seats, steering wheel controls of various devices as the iPod and USB interfaces, the available range colors are Spark Silver Metallic, Dark Gray Metallic, Camelia Red Pearl, Obsidian Black Pearl and Satin White Pearl.

Mechanics and engines: engines presented  for the new Subaru Impreza XV are two (gasoline and diesel) both 4-cylinder Boxer Euro 5 with 150 hp and 6-speed manual transmission (automatic transmission only available for the Bi-Fuel version). The Impreza 2.0R XV is powered by the gasoline 2.0 liter, delivers 196 Nm of torque at 3,200 rpm and consumes 8.6 l/100 km with CO2 196 g/km, prices start at around 23,000 euros . The version XV 2.0D diesel has a maximum torque of 350 Nm between 1800 and 2400 rpm, has a fuel consumption of 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 152 g/km . The cost of this version starts at 24,000 euros. Like all Subaru Impreza XV outstanding for the impeccable roadholding and acceleration worthy of a sports car. Subaru engineers supervising the project ‘Dynamic Chassis Control Concept’ have made some structural changes for a greater rigidity for  chassis and rear suspensions. Changes were added with the  AWD Simmetrical for manual transmission. For automatic transmission is used the Active Torque Split AWD. The four-wheel drive system is supported by the VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), which on this model has received a modification to the operating software that now integrates a new Brake Assist feature during emergencies.
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