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Old 07-15-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Subaru XV confirmed for production

No surprise here. Hope we get it here in the States—and I hope it gets the large tires shown in this rendering.

http://www.caradvice.com.au/128610/s...or-production/

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A production version of the Subaru XV Concept will be built in Malaysia from October 2012.

Fuji Heavy Industries (the manufacturer of Subaru vehicles) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tan Chong Group to build the compact SUV in Malaysia.

The announcement is the first official confirmation that the Subaru XV Concept will become a production reality.

The new model will be built at an existing Tan Chong Motor Assemblies plant, with production initially capped at 5000 units per year. According to Asia One, those vehicles will be sold in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

The Subaru Impreza-based crossover hatch will be built in Japan in larger numbers, although timing details are still to be confirmed.



The XV Concept was on display at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne earlier this month. It is powered by Subaru’s new 2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine and teamed with a continuously variable transmission.

The concept is 36mm longer and 157mm higher than the all-new Subaru Impreza hatch, which joined it on the stand at Melbourne.

Subaru Australia is yet to confirm a local launch for the XV production car, although the brand’s managing director, Nick Senior, said in Melbourne he believed the car had “huge potential” and could offer similar success to the Outback and Forester models.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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now THAT doesn't look bad.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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If this comes to NA will this just become the new OBS?
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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Good to know that at least the Asian market will get this particular CUV.

So...Japan has yet to announce production of the XV (which is where the NA market would theoretically get their spec from)....

This could use an optional 6 speed in addition to their CVT!
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:49 PM   #5
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Isn't this the same thing as the 2012 Impreza outback edition?

http://www.insideline.com/subaru/imp...d_4071110.html
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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^It's like the difference between the current impreza hatch and outback sport. The XV has taller (maybe beefier) suspension, and cladding. There's no 2012 Impreza "Outback" yet. That pic's an Impreza 5dr Sport (Sport trim adds roof rack)
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:19 PM   #7
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Looks Infinity FX-- ish from some angles. Which i find appealing. The golden poop color is quite something.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #8
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I'll take one!! SOA bring it here for 2012 Model year!!

SOA Blog, when's it coming here?
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:32 PM   #9
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Pictures are good!

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Old 07-15-2011, 08:12 PM   #10
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I'll take one!! SOA bring it here for 2012 Model year!!

SOA Blog, when's it coming here?
This.

SOA please comment on American availability.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:48 PM   #11
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I'm in too... my OBS can have a legitimate heir now
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:12 AM   #12
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I would feel a little better about it if they dropped the FB25 in there instead of the FB20.
A 6Mt would be nice too.
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I would feel a little better about it if they dropped the FB25 in there instead of the FB20.
A 6Mt would be nice too.
Exactly, I don't understand why Subaru would not offer a Sport / 2.5RS model with the FB25 it just makes way too much sense to me.
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Exactly, I don't understand why Subaru would not offer a Sport / 2.5RS model with the FB25 it just makes way too much sense to me.
They could do that easily but they would also have to limit the production numbers of a 2.5RS because the thing they have to work hardest on in the next couple of years is their CAFE number. Sell too many gas sucking turbos and H6 cars and you have to balance that with more FB20 sippers. The FB25 sits in that middle ground as the base Forester and Outback engine and until it gets DI it will be at best in the low 30's for MPG. That's South of the 35-36 they need to get to.

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until it gets DI
So what are they waiting for?
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SOA Blog, care to respond on US availability? I really want one of these (in a better color of course!).
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