Subaru UK have shared with MotorMartin recently that their impressive is Subaru XV has been awarded 4×4 Magazine’s ‘Crossover Estate of the Year 2019’, a testimony, they say, to their on-going commitment to build cars that are incredibly safe, extremely capable and unfalteringly reliable, too.
Why then did the XV win? 4×4 Magazine have explained to MotorMartin that the XV impressed their judging panel across the board. The safety credentials and suitability of the XV as a family car were praised, with reference to XV being Euro NCAP’s highest-scoring vehicle of all time for child occupant protection at the time of its launch.
XV was also admired for its off-road credentials, the unique combination of Subaru’s permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Boxer engine proven to provide unrivalled capability in mud and rough terrain. X-Mode with Hill Descent Control, standard on all models in the range, was also noted to be very effective in particularly challenging conditions.
4×4 Magazine also recognised that Subaru’s new Global Platform, which will underpin all new model introductions going forward, results in further improvements to the sure-footed combination of grip, feel and sharpness for which Subaru is famed, giving XV exceptional ride and refinement.
Alan Kidd, Editor of 4×4 Magazine, commented to MotorMartin that: “The new XV builds on the company’s already formidable strengths. It’s a very, very fine vehicle with a price tag that makes it the best 4×4 estate you can buy.”
Subaru UK Managing Director Chris Graham was very pleased saying: “We are delighted that the XV has won 4×4 Magazine’s Crossover Estate of the Year 2019. This award is testimony to a great product that our customers love and trust to get themselves, and their families, safely from A to B, whatever the conditions. We’re proud to produce some of the safest, most capable and reliable vehicles on the market today.”
For more information on the Subaru XV range MotorMartin recommends you visit www.subaru.co.uk/xv.
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