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Subaru XV Hybrid tS gets STI tweaks and a homeland launch schedule

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#1 aekOne


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:59 PM


Subaru Technica International (STI) has opened order books for the Subaru XV Hybrid tS in Japan, but, fellow Aussies, dont get excited it wont be coming here.

Revealed earlier this year, the XV Hybrid tS gains a host of STI enhancements over its XV Hybrid donor car which also wont make it to Australia.

The XV Hybrid tS combines an electric motor with the non-hybrid models 110kW/196Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine though the company doesnt quote combined outputs.


Stepping up to the STI-enhanced model adds a sportier suspension set-up to deliver a feel-good experience in all road-conditions.

Exterior additions include new 17-inch alloy wheels with orange highlights, STI-designed front spoiler and side skirts with orange highlights, STI-badged fog lamp trim, black door mirrors, dark grey front grille, rear roof spoiler with orange highlight, STI badges front and rear, along with a tS badge on the boot.

Inside, the XV Hybrid tS adds orange highlights throughout the cabin, including on the gear knob, steering wheel, seats, climate controls, headrests, door trims and arm rests, along with STI-branded side sill plates.

Three colours are offered; Crystal Black, Crystal White Pearl and Hyper Blue. Crystal White Pearl is a 32,400 yen ($411) option.

The Subaru XV Hybrid tS starts at 3,326,400 yen ($42,171) including the Japanese consumption tax, and is available to pre-order now.



While the companys local arm has ruled out any chance of offering the XV Hybrid in Australia despite earlier talk of local potential Subaru recently previewed the next-generation model at this years Geneva motor show with the XV concept.

The concept incidentally featured numerous orange highlights throughout the exterior, including on the wheels, grille and roof rails just like the XV Hybrid tS.

It seems the new XV will keep to the winning formula of the current car, in looking very much like a jacked-up Impreza hatch think Outback and Liberty wagon.

Details of the next-generation car are limited, however rumours suggest we could see the production version make its debut sometime next year as a 2018 model in the States.

This info and more can be found at: http://www.caradvice.com.au/

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:07 PM

Interior colour scheme reminds of a Weis Bar.


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:03 AM

And here I thought they couldn't make it anymore uglier.


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:46 PM

Buyers to be required by law to bead blast those wheels.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:34 PM

Great colour scheme if your a Wests Tigers fan like me.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:00 PM

Oh we're from west tiger land, a fighting fury we're from west tiger land...

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