2021 SUBARU XV – New Tech, New Looks.

May 11, 2021

The 2021 Subaru XV now comes with even more features

Nteo Nkoli - Subaru Southern Africa

Johannesburg, 11 May 2021 – Subaru Southern Africa’s award-winning 2021 XV is now available in South Africa sporting refreshed looks and even more technology.  


The updated Subaru XV crossover features an updated lower grille design with added contours around the fog lamps and bumper trim elements. Added to the athletic stance, new 17 and 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels bring a sense of energy and adventure to the compact SUV highlighting its modern yet rugged nature. The XV’s fresh design and class-leading 220mm of ground clearance ensures it is equally capable and athome whether on a slippery adventure trail or a busy city street. An update to the colour palette means that Sunshine Orange now makes way for a new Plasma Yellow Pearl and the old Quartz Blue Pearl is replaced by Horizon Blue Pearl.

Subaru XV in Plasma Yellow Pearl

Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) has also found its way into the small SUV. Activated from buttons on the steering wheel, the driving mode selector ensures the best possible engine and transmission behaviour, offering a choice of comfortable and frugal efficiency in ‘I’ mode or a sportier drive in ‘S’ mode.

Also making its debut on the Subaru XV for advanced levels of safety and convenience is the Front View Monitor. With a camera integrated into the grille this displays a quality view of the front of the car to assist with moving in tight spaces and to avoid obstacles which makes application even more useful in off-road situations. This forms part of Subaru’s Vision Assist suite of technologies which also include Blind Spot Monitor (BSM); Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB); Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

The Subaru XV remains a comprehensively specced vehicle in South Africa with sunroof, X-Mode, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Voice-command, 4 x USB ports and the award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist technology. New on the MY2021 models is a memory seat function for the driver.

Front camera

The new XV also sports revised suspension and spring rates for improved steering response and a more comfortable drive. The XV range remains powered by the direct injection 2.0-litre Boxer® engine delivering 115kW at 6000rpm and 196Nm of torque at 4200rpm. This engine is mated to a Lineartronic CVT that also allows for a 7-speed manual mode accessed from the shift paddles behind the steering wheel.


Nteo Nkoli, Marketing Lead of Subaru Southern Africa says, “These updates to the XV compact SUV enhance what was already a highly competent vehicle. Now safer, more comfortable and with added tech and colours, the XV truly embodies the themes of fun and adventure.”

2021 Subaru XV Pricing remains unchanged.

Subaru XV 2.0i CVT                                                                                                    R445000

Subaru XV 2.0i-S ES                                                                                                   R509000


Subaru XV models are sold with a 3yr/75 000km Maintenance Plan as well as the 5yr/150 000km Warranty. These can be optionally extended.

XV - Ready for Adventure

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