Posted Monday, November 8, 2021 at 9:54pm

2023 Subaru XV spied testing

The 2023 Subaru XV has been spied testing for the first time, ahead of its global unveiling rumoured for late 2022 or early 2023.

Caught on camera on US roads by YouTube user KindelAuto, the next-generation XV’s styling is an evolutionary step forward from its predecessor, mixing the current model’s high-riding hatchback shape with smoother lines and design cues from Subaru’s latest models.

Up front, slim new LED headlights link with the hexagonal grille through sections of contrasting trim, with the chunky front-side intake detailing and fog lights loosely inspired by the the Viziv Adrenaline concept of 2019 (though, in typical Subaru form, the concept has been toned down for production).