Just as it did with the Impreza sedan and five-door hatchback concepts before, Subaru is handing us an exaggerated preview of their next XV or Crosstrek in North America, with a new study in Geneva.
The XV Concept dresses the hatchback body of the regular Impreza hatch with more rugged and muscular looking elements that include matt black body cladding, new front and rear bumpers with aluminum skid plates, roof rails, and a modified grille.
The taller ride height and chunky 19-inch wheels do their part to further separate and justify the XV’s existence in the Impreza range. Subaru also produced a new paint finish for the XV called ‘Glacier Khaki Silica’ and added orange accents on the body trim.
At least in concept form, the XV is 70mm longer than the current car at 4,520mm, 140mm wider at 1,920mm, and 45mm lower, while riding on a 35mm extended wheelbase.
A…toned down production version of the XV will follow within the next year.