Posted Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:46pm

2023 Subaru XV rendered from spy photos

Spy video published last month provided our first look at the next-generation 2023 Subaru XV, the third iteration of one of the brand’s best-selling models in Australia.
While the XV prototype was clothed in a relatively thin layer of disguise – cutting a shape through the air not dissimilar to its predecessor – we tasked Drive’s resident Photoshop guru Theophilus Chin with stripping off the camouflage, a year ahead of the Subaru’s scheduled unveiling.
In line with the Japanese brand’s design language, our impression of the new XV is evolutionary, combining the lifted hatchback proportions of the current car, with sharper and more refined styling details similar to Subaru’s latest Forester, Outback and WRX models.