Subaru XV Concept

Posted on 01 June 2011 by Tony Santos

Subaru XV Concept

Fuji Heavy Industries, the owner of Subaru has unleashed at the 2011 Shanghai Motor Show their new Subaru XV Concept which features ‘Professional tool’ and ‘Trendy design’.

According to Subaru the key design on this concept is ‘Protren’, a word coined from ‘Professional tool’ and ‘Trendy design’ which expresses the integration of “authentic functionality as a professional tool” and “urban and stylish design”.

Subaru XV Concept presents itself in riveting “Electro Yellowgreen” incorporating its electrifying performance. While on its body are the very solid, dynamic and independent styling showing Subaru’s signature design. It rides on a set of aluminum alloy wheels with contrasting colors which further enhance the exciting look of this car.

Inside it offers a silvery white leather interior, a large multifunction display at the center panel, an LCD monitor for advanced driving assist “Eyesight” system and a room for five passengers.

The Subaru XV Concept is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder Horizontally-Opposed DOHC engine mated to a Lineartronic CVT transmission.

Subaru XV Concept:

Press Release:

FHI Introduces the “SUBARU XV CONCEPT” as the World Premiere

Tokyo, April 19, 2011 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) unveiled the “SUBARU XV CONCEPT” today at the
Auto Shanghai 2011 (Press day: April 19 and 20; Open to the public from April 21 through 28 in China.


・ The vehicle was engineered to blend the crossover-like commanding silhouette with a fashionable image in a
single, modern package. Its contemporary looks and electrifying lines are guaranteed to turn heads, as its body
exhibits the very solid, dynamic and independent styling so characteristic of all Subaru’s.
・ At the very front of the vehicle are standard design elements that are common to the Subaru stable, including
the hexagon grille, winged motif and sharply- and solidly-designed hawk-eye headlights.
・ The rear of the vehicle features the same hexagonal design as the front and more hexagons engraved into the
clear blue base under the license plate complement the consistent design theme.
・ To better embody the “Protren” theme, the wheel arch cladding offers the image of functionality, playful touch
and driving excitement, which is further enhanced with the black metallic highlights.
・ The aluminum alloy wheels are designed to combine a solid, intrepid form and a stylish appearance, while at
the same time exhibiting a fashionable look suited to urban driving. Contrasting colors – silver spokes, black
rims and clear blue center caps – are used intentionally to generate an exciting balance between quality and -2-
・ The exterior of the vehicle is splashed in riveting “Electro Yellowgreen”, resulting in a gleaming tinge
seemingly emanating from beneath the matte finish. The color embodies electrifying performance, and above
all excitement, to round off a tasteful, and at times potent, package


・ “Silvery white leather” is used as the base material for the seats, which firmly envelopes passengers to provide
a secure feeling. The use of sporty mesh in selected areas works to create a high quality, yet casual mood, and
“yellowgreen” piping gives the interior a sporty and stylish finish.
・ A large multifunction display sits in the center panel. Three different displays – one each for navigation, car
audio, and vehicle information are united in the design and touch panel technology expresses ease of use and
can be operated intuitively.
・ The concept car features Subaru’s own advanced driving assist “EyeSight” system. An LCD monitor
positioned between the two well-balanced and highly visible combination meters allows the driver to check
the images captured with the EyeSight’s stereo cameras.

Major Specifications:

Body size (Overall: Length x Width x Height): 4,450 mm x 1,800 mm x 1,620 mm
Wheelbase: 2,635 mm
Engine: 2.0-liter four cylinder Horizontally-Opposed DOHC engine
Transmission: Lineartronic (CVT)
Tire size: 245/45 ZR19
Passengers: 5

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