Report: 2012 Subaru XV to replace Impreza Outback in the U.S. next year

The 2012 Subaru XV that you saw during the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show last month is headed to our shores. According to Subaru’s director of U.S. communications, Michael McHale, the Subaru XV will go on sale in the United States sometime in 2012 – but it will carry a different name.

The Subaru XV will be a replacement for the Impreza Outback, which is discontinued for the 2012 model year.

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Click here for our original post on the Subaru XV.

The model is currently on sale in Europe and is available with a 1.6L and 2.0L Boxer flat-four. The engines are mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission and an auto start-stop system to provide some nice fuel-economy numbers.

We’ll have more details for you on the U.S.-spec 2012 Subaru XV as soon as we get them.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Straightline