Subaru XV is the most popular car sold by the Japanese manufacturer in the UK. Even so, it needed a facelift to increase the appeal of the customers.

It is available to order in all official dealerships from 1st March, with prices starting from £31,665 – the same price as the current model.

Buyers can choose from two trim levels – SE or SE Premium. Standard equipment on both trims include Permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Subaru’s bespoke EyeSight driver assistance safety technology, automatic LED headlights equipped with high beam assist, 18 inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, an intuitive 8 inch multifunction colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus Keyless Entry & Push Button Start System.

Customers can upgrade to the SE Premium for £33,665 which includes all the aforementioned equipment, along with leather seats, 8-way power adjustable driver sear, satellite navigation and sunroof.

As standard on both trim levels, customers will also now get the added benefit of extra engineering and advanced driver assist technology for improved comfort, drivability and safety. The Subaru XV is always up for a challenge – so it’s engineered to give you confidence at the wheel. Subaru have now introduced enhanced X-MODE and SI-Drive functions for the facelifted XV e-BOXER to give drivers reliable control at the push of a button. X-MODE now features a dual function button to select [SNOW/DIRT] mode for slippery surfaces covered with snow, dirt, or gravel, or [D.SNOW/MUD] mode for especially treacherous road conditions where vehicles can become easily stuck, such as deep snow or dirt.

Exclusive to e-BOXER models is the improved SUBARU Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) which allows the driver to select engine and transmission characteristics according to their driving style. Select Sport Mode for immediate throttle response or Intelligent Mode for more fuel-efficient power delivery.

Subaru has also improved the comfort and handling even further by developing new Coil Springs and Dampers which reduce the amount of body movement for a much smoother ride.

The updated Subaru XV has also undergone a new look which still blends hatchback style with crossover practicality. Look closely and you’ll find a redesigned front bumper and front grill plus a subtly reshaped front fog lamp bezel which surrounds the LED fog lights. The redesign focuses on giving the XV a more sporty and rugged look including newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels. There is also the option of two new vibrant and unique colours to choose from: Plasma Yellow and Horizon Blue.