Subaru XV copySubaru has slashed the price of its XV compact crossover by £2300. The savings — introduced as a result of a more favourable exchange rate between Sterling and the Japanese Yen — means the XV range now starts at £18,995 for the 1.6i S.

The entry-level diesel, the 2.0D S, is now priced £21,995, and the range rises to £27, 925 for the 2.0i SE Lux Premium Lineartronic.

With permanent four-wheel drive as standard, the 2.0D returns 50.4mpg and emits 146g/km CO2.  Its high ground clearance contributes to the car’s genuine off-road ability, while Subaru’s trademark low centre of gravity aids the car’s sporty handling on all roads.

Standard specification is generous across the range with all cars fitted with front, side, curtain and knee airbags; 17in alloys; daytime running lights; heated front seats; wiper de-icers; CD player and a comprehensive  Multi-Function Display.

Step up to the popular SE model, and you also get cruise control; folding door mirrors; dual-zone aircon;  rear view safety camera; Bluetooth, and rear privacy glass.

With its five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating, the Subaru XV also gets a five-year, 100,000 mile warranty.

“Compared to rivals, the XV is one of the most robust and most economical cars available,” Haydn Davies, marketing director, Subaru UK, said.

“We have taken the first opportunity to re-price the model given the changes to exchange rates and believe the  price reduction now gives customers the greatest value for their money.”

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