Subaru XV Crosstrek wins Top SUV Award in UK – Ruge’s Subaru

19 Mar


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LONDON – Nov 19, 2012: The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Subaru XV has been named ‘SUV of the Year’ by 4×4 Magazine in the United Kingdom.

Putting the XV through its paces, both on and off-road, 4×4 Magazine crowned the XV its class winner in one of the hardest-fought categories in a special ‘4×4 of the Year’ issue.

The UK SUV market has expanded rapidly in recent years with the proliferation of compact crossovers, and 4×4 Magazine placed Subaru’s latest AWD model ahead of key rivals from Audi, Kia, Mazda, Nissan and Volkswagen.

The judging panel, comprised of members of the magazine’s editorial team, praised the XV’s ‘enjoyable’ and ‘involving’ drive, fuel economy and off-road ability.

Commenting on the XV’s victory, Nigel Fryatt, Editor, 4×4 Magazine, said: “The SUV class in 4×4 Magazine’s 4×4 of the Year test is one of the most competitive. The Subaru XV was an interesting new arrival in that class, which did much to impress judges.

“For a vehicle which obviously spends most of its time on-road, it is such an enjoyable drive, involving the driver in a positive manner. It also boasts promising fuel economy potential. When we took it off-road, given the obvious limitations of ground clearance, the Subaru completed our test route with ease.”

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