Subaru XV Concept Teased Before March Debut

Jason Siu
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subaru xv concept teased before march debut

The Subaru XV concept will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.

The new concept will be the third model based on the next-generation Impreza, following up on the standard hatchback we saw at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and the Impreza sedan which debuted at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show.

Although Subaru doesn’t use the Impreza nameplate on the XV, the model is a version of the five-door hatchback with a higher ride height, larger wheels, modified bumpers and body cladding to give it an off-road style.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Review

Subaru refrained from releasing very many details on the XV concept, save for the teaser image above. It follows a similar formula as the Impreza concepts that have debuted before it, as well as sporting an aluminum skid plate, different front grille and larger wheels. Expect the production model to follow within two years of the concept’s debut.

Make sure to check back with as we will be reporting live from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Discuss this story on our Subaru XV Crosstrek Forum

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Archknight Archknight on Feb 09, 2016

    Subaru will dazzle us with another beautiful concept with larger infotainment screens, leather swathed interiors in amazing colors, but the production version will be a blocky underwhelming mess that will sell because of it's standard AWD. If they brought any of their vehicles to production at least 70-80% close to the concepts, they would be far more successful selling vehicles. The gains they've made while everyone else was struggling proves they can make some compelling vehicles. They unless need to introduce some premium models of the main lineup like Ford's vignale in Europe, since they don't have a luxury line.