Subaru XV Concept Previews Next-Gen Compact Crossover

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
We’re committed to finding, researching, and recommending the best products. We earn commissions from purchases you make using links in our articles. Learn more here

Subaru has previewed the design direction for its next-generation XV compact crossover.

In the midst of 1,500-horsepower exotics, the Subaru XV concept quietly debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Serving as something more pedestrian and realistic for the everyday consumer, this new concept previews the design direction for the next generation of Subaru vehicles, namely an all-new XV compact crossover.

According to the Japanese automaker, the Subaru XV concept “is a design study that embodies Subaru’s next-generation ‘DYNAMIC X SOLID’ design philosophy, with a solid, robust appearance and raised ground clearance that references the go-anywhere All-Wheel Drive capability of every Subaru vehicle.”

SEE ALSO: 2016 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

Up front, the concept is highlighted by the company’s signature hexagonal grille with “hawk-eye” headlamps. There’s also matte black body cladding all around for off-road appeal, while the rear of this crossover sports tail lights that share the same design motif as the front head lamps.

The Subaru XV concept has been finished off in an exclusive new paint shade called Glacier Khaki Silica. It’s a newly-developed blue-grey tone that was created to evoke the appearance of glacier ice. In addition to all of this, minor styling accents are sprinkled around the body, including orange highlights that appear on the grille, front and rear bumpers, 19-inch wheels and roof rails.

Discuss this story on our Subaru XV 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.

More by Jason Siu

Join the conversation
 1 comment