Subaru XV

Subaru has confirmed that its new XV crossover will be heading to the United States in 2013, according to a report from Motor Authority. The XV, which made its production debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month, is a high-riding version of the new-for-2012 Impreza which goes on sale in the U.S. in just a few weeks.

In previous generations, Subaru offered an Outback Sport trim on the Impreza in the States, though it was little more than a two-tone paint job, some roof rails and a lifted suspension. The Japanese automaker will continue to offer something similar for 2012 – the Impreza Sport model – which includes an all-weather package and 17-inch alloy wheels.

As of this writing, it's unclear whether or not Subaru will keep the XV name intact when this vehicle arrives on U.S. soil. Outback Sport is a name that would resonate well with Subaru enthusiasts, but keeping the XV nomenclature would better represent that this is an all-new vehicle for the automaker's lineup.