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Japanese car manufacturer Subaru introduced a teaser sketch of its XV model just ahead of the unveiling of its Impreza-based XV crossover/SUV at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The design suggests a possible new rival for the Nissan Qasqai and Subaru has assured motorists that the final product will be based on its concept model which was unveiled at Shanghai Auto Show earlier.

The XV concept is the creation of a more fashionable SUV form with the key design concept of ‘Protren’, the combination of ‘professional tool’ and ‘trendy design’. The concept featured elements of a hexagon grille, winged motif and sharp-solid designed hawk-eye headlights.

The interior features include a ‘Silvery White Leather’ which is used as a base material for seat coverings, a large multi-functioning touch panel with navigation, car audio and vehicle information displays. In addition, there is a driving assist ‘Eyesight’ system.

The vehicle is powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder horizontally-opposed DOHC engine with an output of 150 hp at 6000 rpm and 146 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm coupled with Lineartronic (CVT) transmission.

It is expected that the final production model will reflect the concept car features without many adjustments.

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