Posted Monday, July 1, 2013 at 3:12pm

Auto Express: Subaru XV review

The Subaru XV is the firm’s attempt to boost dwindling sales figures in Europe, by targeting the lucrative small SUV segment. It’s pitched at rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai, Mitsubishi ASX and Hyundai ix35, but top-spec cars overlap on price with more premium rivals like the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, too. There’s a choice of 1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol engines, with CVT or manual gearboxes and a 2.0-litre boxer diesel. All models get Subaru’s legendary permanent AWD as standard.