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.


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      bh
      • 3 Years Ago
      "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." As opposed to this, which is little more than a two-tone paint job and a lifted suspension without roof rails?
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet it sells well in the snowy regions
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      But I bet we won't get a Diesel like the one pictured. *sigh*
        Andre Neves
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        ...nor will we get that beautiful Orange. No-no. Us Americans can't handle things like that over here. Bring over the palettes of Beige & Navy colors.
          jonnybimmer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Andre Neves
          I wonder if they'll nix the manual tranny as well.
        The_Zachalope
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Is it really viable to buy a diesel? In order for it to pay off, if you take the mileage difference between gas and diesel (27mpg vs. 37mpg) and the price difference between gas and diesel ($3.32/us gal vs. $3.86/us gal) and the upcharge of buying a diesel ($4600 more than gas), you'd have to drive 250,000 miles in order for the diesel to break even with the fuel cost of the gas powered.
      AzureStarline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Total snoozer, looks like everything else.
        scooter
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AzureStarline
        Yeah, because Subaru always made cars that were exciting to look at. Slightly weird, but not exciting.
      newowner
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome - can't wait to order one!
      mylz
      • 3 Years Ago
      uh can you say hello to the 2008 saturn vue!? wow its like identical
      joeboarder108
      • 3 Years Ago
      The OBS has never had a lifted suspension compared to the impreza, just bigger a bigger wheel/tire combo that give it *slightly* raised ground clearance.
        newowner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @joeboarder108
        If you look at the OBS on subaru.com it states: "4-wheel fully independent raised suspension"
      donnieorama
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sweet! More overly stylistic 'CUVs' with no storage space!
      Uncle Frank
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does it look like a Nissan Rogue on steroids?
      GearHeadDeals.com
      • 3 Years Ago
      So I kind of like it for a crossover. Hopefully it has the soul of a Subaru
      DashRipRock
      • 3 Years Ago
      What I really want to know is why Subaru can't simply bring back the 2 door Impreza coupe or perhaps an Impreza 2 door hatch (3 door). Top that off with a diesel, AWD, and an auto 6speed dual clutch, and we'll be in business.
        ShadowVlican
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DashRipRock
        it's unfortunate they don't target the niche enthusiast market anymore... instead they want to appeal to the masses with their boring lineup
          breakfastburrito
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ShadowVlican
          Fully correct Shadow! They 've forgotten the rally enthusiasts that made them what they are.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great news for a good car. But, is it better than that new CX-5? Hmm....
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