2011 Frankfurt Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The production version of Subaru's XV concept will make its world debut next month at the Frankfurt auto show.
- The XV concept was unveiled earlier this year in Shanghai.
- The Japanese automaker said the XV "defines a new generation of Subaru crossover vehicles."
TOKYO — Fuji Heavy Industries, the Japanese parent of Subaru, has released a teaser sketch of the XV ahead of its world debut next month at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Subaru XV, unveiled in concept form earlier this year at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, "defines a new generation of Subaru crossover vehicles," the automaker said.
The XV concept introduced in Shanghai appeared to preview the next-generation Impreza Outback Sport hatchback. Some of its styling cues were reflected in the redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza sedan that debuted at the 2011 New York Auto Show in April.
The XV concept in Shanghai featured a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine coupled with a continuously variable transmission.
Edmunds.com says: We liked the Shanghai concept; presumably, the production version for Frankfurt won't swerve too much from that basic shape.