Pre Show: 2011 Subaru XV Concept
The Shanghai Auto Show will takes place in China from April 21 through 28. A brand-new crossover study Subaru XV Concept will be there. We’ll remind you that Subaru will debut the sedan version of the all-new 2012 Impreza at the New York International Auto Show (April 22- May 1).
Here’s how Subaru described the concept in the press release: “The Subaru XV Concept is a design concept car that defines a new generation of crossover vehicle, blending exceptional SUV practicality with a fashionable form. It was specifically designed for customers who are looking for a vehicle offering looks, benefits and a packaging that stretch beyond those from the populated crowd of existing crossover models,”
Judging by the name, size and shape of the concept, and the similarities (A-column, hood lines etc) to the 2012 Impreza Sedan, we’d say the XV is most likely a thinly disguised concept for a successor to the current Impreza XV, which is a high-riding version of the five-door hatchback with beefier wheel arches and thick roof rails. That said, the XV Concept should also provide our first look at the standard five-door hatchback version of the new Impreza.