Subaru Starts Pre-Orders for “Subaru XV Hybrid tS” in Japan
Tokyo, July 28, 2016 - Subaru Tecnica International (STI),* the motorsports division of Fuji Heavy Industries, started to take pre-orders of the “Subaru XV Hybrid tS” on July 28. The model will go on sale this fall through Subaru dealerships in Japan.
Taking the Subaru XV Hybrid as its base, this complete car from STI features exclusive suspension tuning as well as distinctive exterior and interior design. The car has been developed with the goal to offer a feel-good experience in all road conditions and better driving skills to everone who drives it.
Handling performance and a high-quality ride are both achieved at a high level by the addition of original STI components including a flexible tower bar, STI-tuned dampers, coil springs and rigid clamp stiffeners. Special design elements serve to heighten driver anticipation and the joy of ownership. On the exterior these include orange highlights running from the front under spoiler over the aluminum wheels and side under spoilers to the roof spoiler while the interior features exclusive seats in the black leather/black Ultrasuede® combination with STI logo and orange stitching.
*. Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (President: Yoshio Hirakawa; Mitaka, Tokyo)
|Subaru XV Hybrid tS (Prototype)|
Main Features of the Subaru XV Hybrid tS (Prototype)
■ Suspension / Mechanism ・STI-tuned front strut suspension and coil springs ・STI-tuned rear dampers and coil springs ・STI-designed flexible tower bar, front ・STI-designed flexible draw stiffener, front ・17-inch aluminum wheels with orange highlights
■ Controls / Instrument Panel ・Central instrument panel visor (covered in leather-finish material) ・Leather-wrapped shift knob (with orange stitching and metallic trim finishers) with a piano black-toned panel ・Leather-wrapped steering wheel (with orange stitching, STI ornament, silver/black/metallic trim finishers) ・AC controls with orange bezels ・Electric power steering with rigid clamp stiffeners
■ Interior ・Exclusive seats embossed with STI logo and equipped with front seat heating (black leather/black Ultrasuede® combination seats with orange stitching and orange/beige highlights) ・Front and rear seat head restraints with orange stitching ・Piano black-toned/metallic instrument panel ・Beige door trims with orange stitching ・Orange door armrests ・Exclusive side sill plates with STI logo (front)
■ Exterior ・STI-designed front/side under spoiler with orange highlights ・Front fog lamp bezels with STI logo ・Dark gray-edged front grille ・Black door mirrors ・Roof spoiler with an orange highlight ・STI front/rear ornament ・tS rear ornament
Major Specifications* of the Subaru XV Hybrid tS (Prototype)
|Model name/type||Subaru DAA-GPE|
|Overall length/width/height (mm)||4,485 × 1,780 × 1,550|
|Tire tread Front/Rear (mm)||1,535/1,540|
|Min. ground clearance (mm)||200|
|Dry weight (kg)||1,530|
|Gross weight (kg)||1,805|
|Type/category||FB20 horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder (Boxer)|
|2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve dual AVCS|
|Max. output (net) [kW (PS) / rpm]||110 (150) / 6,000|
|Max. torque (net) [Nm (kgm) / rpm]||196 (20.0) / 4,200|
|Fuel tank capacity (liter)||52|
|Fuel type||Regular unleaded gasoline|
* Reference figure
Recommended Retail Prices
|Model name||Engine||Drive||Transmission||Including consumption tax||Excluding consumption tax|
|Subaru XV Hybrid tS||2.0 liter Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder DOHC and electric motor||AWD||Lineartronic||3,326,400||3,080,000|
Body Colors Crystal White Pearl*, Crystal Black Silica and Hyper Blue
* Available at additional cost of 32,400 yen (including consumption tax).