Geneva Preview: Subaru Impreza XV Model to Get Rugged New Look

Geneva Preview: Subaru Impreza XV Model to Get Rugged New Look

Subaru will use the 2010 Geneva Auto Show to debut a new Impreza XV model in Europe and judging from the car’s description we think we’ve seen it before. In a brief press release Subaru describes the Impreza model as having many of the items featured on the U.S.-spec Impreza Outback Sport. What that means are special fender flates, roof rails, a roof spoiler and a new front grille. In Europe, the Impreza XV will come with either a 2.0-liter boxer 4-cylinder or Boxer Diesel.

At the Geneva show, Subaru will also show-off its Hybrid Tourer Concept, the Plug-in Stella electric car, as well as a selection of models equipped with the automaker’s Boxer Diesel.

AutoGuide’s live coverage of the 2010 Geneva Auto Show begins March 2nd.

Official release after the jump:

Exhibition Outline of the 80th Geneva International Motor Show

Tokyo, February 5, 2010 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will exhibit the “SUBARU HYBRID TOURER CONCEPT” as an European premiere and unveil the “Subaru Impreza XV” as a world premiere, which will be marketed this summer in Europe, at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show slated for March in Geneva, Switzerland (Press day: March 2 and 3; Open to the public from March 4 through 14).

It will also showcase the “Subaru Plug-in STELLA”, a production electric vehicle launched in Japan last year, “BOXER DIESEL” models, and highlight Subaru’s unique Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engine technologies. With these exhibits and throughout the booth design, FHI will showcase Subaru’s efforts to integrate enjoyable and reliable driving with environmentally friendly solutions. The press conference by President Ikuo Mori is scheduled at the Subaru booth on March 2, 2010 at 15.45h

Employing the Subaru’s core technology of “Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)” and “Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engine”, the “SUBARU HYBRID TOURER CONCEPT” reflects Subaru’s vision of the future grand touring car. Presented with an eye-catching sculpted exterior design, the concept offers an ideal combination of Subaru’s authentic driving performance, all-round safety features and environmental friendliness provided by its unique hybrid system.

The “Subaru Impreza XV”, developed on the basis of the iconic Impreza 5-door model, offers a new crossover styling. Exclusively designed front grille and wheel arch, and specially equipped roof rails and a roof spoiler accentuate the uniqueness of this special Impreza version. The available 2.0-litre Horizontally-opposed petrol engine and the turbo BOXER DIESEL engine comply with European EURO 5 regulations for enhanced environmental friendliness.