All-New 2018 Subaru XV with EyeSight driver assist technology unveiled in Oman
Subaru Corporation and
OTE Group unveiled the all-new 2018 Subaru XV in Oman recently. The
car was unveiled by Mr. Makoto Inoue, General Manager, Sales &
Marketing Dept .1 Overseas Sales & Marketing Division 2, Subaru
Corporation, Japan and Sheikh Salim Saad Suhail Bahwan, in the
presence of officials from Subaru Corporation, Japan and OTE Group.
Combining a compact body with real SUV capabilities underpinned by
Subaru’s original Symmetrical AWD System and a rugged and sporty
design, the Subaru XV is a crossover SUV suited to a multitude of
settings, from urban driving to the great outdoors.
new XV offers distinctive design and enhanced drivability on poor
road surfaces, while adopting the all-new Subaru Global Platform to
achieve world-class collision safety and superior hazard avoidance as
well as dramatic advances in driver-responsive handling and ride
New XV has been launched in select markets across the globe and is
well accepted. In Japan, orders for the All-New Subaru XV Surpass
10,000 Units in First One Month of its launch!
Design package of the
all-new XV is distinctively rugged and sporty, while remaining true
to the Subaru identity. Distinctive design unique to the rugged and
sporty Subaru XV reflects Subaru’s Dynamic & Solid design
philosophy. The quality of interior and exterior finishes shows a
sharp eye for detail, while Subaru’s signature functionality has
been taken to all-new levels.
The Subaru look is seen
in the Wide & Low stance with its sporty impression, and in the
unified three-dimensional structure extending from the hexagonal
grille that symbolizes the Subaru identity to the hawk-eye
headlights. The front face plays the role of starting point from
which the front flows via the sides to the rear, with each part
uniting into a solid form.
The rich inflection of
the character line extending from the front fender to the door panels
and rear shoulder, and the line rising energetically toward the rear
from the lower door panel, give dynamism to the solid body surface.
The powerfully extended fender flares express the reliability of
Subaru All-Wheel Drive. The matte-black cladding running from the
front bumper over the wheel arches and side sills to the rear bumper
creates a dynamic form expressing all the enjoyment to be expected
from a crossover vehicle.
The rear combination
lights sharing the same motif as the headlights express a Wide &
Low stance similar to the front. The tightened cabin silhouette and
powerful shoulders thrusting above the rear combination lights create
a nimble, sporty design. Its contrast with the rugged flavor imparted
by the black rear spoiler and matte-black cladding on the rear bumper
emphasizes the distinctive character of the Subaru XV, which is
equally at home in a range of settings.
The new model also
combines the Subaru performance essentials of superior aerodynamics
and visibility with advanced styling. The aluminum wheels feature a
new design embodying the sporty, casual, and rugged character of the
Subaru XV. New exterior paint schemes offer a choice of two fresh
solid colors: Cool Gray Khaki and Sunshine Orange. Both tones set off
the matte-black cladding to maximum advantage, spotlighting the
active and functional image of the Subaru XV.
The combination of sporty
and advanced design and sophisticated construction delivers an
interior that far surpasses its class. The spacious design flows from
the instrument panel through the door trim for a feeling of
refinement. The seats’ structures that are made more fitting to the
bodies of passengers have been revamped to far surpass the quality of
its class. Moreover, breathable seat covering and varying shades of
gray emphasize the active character of the Subaru XV. In the center
of the instrument panel is an 8.0-inch touch-screen display for the
infotainment system, which can connect with smartphones.
The multifunction display
offers a comprehensive range of content. New screen design clearly
communicates fun, useful information to all passengers. Detailed
orange stitching on the instrument panel complements the quality feel
while expressing the model’s active character.
In addition to the
enhanced interior design, signature Subaru functionalities have been
further strengthened including the excellent all-round visibility,
spacious cabin, and cargo room. A new, smaller-diameter steering
wheel delivers ease of maneuverability and snappy steering.
The new platform
dramatically increases rigidity throughout the body and chassis and
incorporates substantial improvements to the suspension system and
achieves a lower center of gravity, bringing about highly responsive
steering that allows drivers to control the vehicle precisely as they
want. The eradication of unnecessary movement in handling offers
superior straight-line stability and cornering performance to grip
the road surface while maintaining the ample 220 mm road clearance
required of an SUV.
Optimized frame structure
and stronger joints between parts allow the new platform to improve
overall torsional rigidity. This distributes the resonance and
distortion throughout the body, greatly reducing vibrations from the
steering wheel, floor, and seats. It achieves a quietness that goes
beyond vehicle class.
The new platform
increases the rigidity of the suspension mounting, improving the
absorption of the suspension without warping the body of the car, and
providing a smooth and comfortable drive. By mounting the rear
stabilizer directly to the body, the new platform reduces the body
roll of the vehicle significantly. The steering gear ratio has been
quickened, further enhancing the Subaru XV’s characteristic
strengths as an SUV with agile maneuverability. Active Torque
Vectoring enhances turning and steering performance. An electronic
parking brake boosts convenience.
In addition to Subaru’s
unique Symmetrical AWD system, the new Subaru XV is equipped with
X-MODE, capable of enhancing driving performance on poor roads
through optimized integrated control of engine, four-wheel drive,
braking, and other functions on slippery surfaces. The hill descent
control setting gives drivers greater peace of mind by maintaining
low speeds on downhill slopes.
A 2.0-liter direct
injection Boxer engine has been completely revamped to deliver more
power and fuel economy. The improved Lineartronic transmission boosts
acceleration and fuel economy. As well as employing auto-step shift
control on all models, the Subaru XV features a 7-speed manual mode
function that allows the driver to accelerate as desired.
Noise and vibration are
greatly reduced on both the engine and transmission, for more
pleasant sounds and a dynamic feel.
performance has continuously been highly rated by third-party
organizations. The new Subaru XV has adopted technologies to further
enhance its safety including the new platform and theadvanced
preventive safety system. The new platform achieves a center of
gravity that is 5 mm lower than present models. Together with the
major improvements in rigidity and the evolution of the suspension
system, this lower center of gravity offers outstanding hazard
avoidance capabilities on a level with a high-performance sports car.
Available in select
trims, EyeSight, Subaru’s innovative and highly acclaimed driver
assist technology, delivers extremely reliable preventive safety and
reduces driver burdens through features such as Pre-Collision Braking
Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keep Assist function.
High Beam Assist
technology, which uses a monocular camera, is integrated into the
interior rearview mirror. It detects preceding and oncoming vehicles
and automatically switches headlights between high and low beam. The
automatic antiglare function on the interior mirror uses a sensor to
detect strong light from sources such as the headlights of following
vehicles and automatically adjusts reflectivity to reduce glare and
make night-driving safer.
Headlights moves the beam right or left when turning at corners and
intersections to illuminate the direction of travel. The Subaru XV
employs the two headlight controls for the first time, dramatically
improving nighttime visibility and recognition capabilities of
The Subaru Rear Vehicle
Detection has been newly employed, offering blind spot detection,
lane change assistance and reversing assistance to enhance all-round
Subaru has a strong
presence in the passenger vehicles category in Oman and the current
line-up of Subaru include Impreza, Legacy, Forester, Outback, XV and
OTE Group is the
distributor for Subaru in Oman with sales & aftersales outlets
spread across the Sultanate, offering excellent service. For more
details on details on Subaru, please call 800 50004 (toll free).