2018 MY Subaru XV AWD SUV Review

Subaru MY18 XV 20i-S Above driving corner BlueSubaru has launched the almost all new Subaru XV AWD SUV into a competitive market. The new Subaru XV however boasts a number of new features that set it ahead of its competitors. This combined with a 5 Star ANCAP Safety rating and sharp pricing will ensure that Subaru’s target sales of 1000 a month should easily be met.

The other advantage that Subaru has is genuine , but limited, off road capability with over 200 mm of ground clearance and Subaru’s brilliant Symmetrical AWD system.

2018 Subaru XV 2.0i-S

We went to the launch of the 95% new Subaru XV AWD SUV in Lake Crackenback and drove across some interesting dirt and bitumen roads for the launch and found the XV proved to be a relatively engaging drive. David Brown reviews the XV for AnyAuto here.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto