The Subaru XV will be produced in China via the still unofficially announced joint venture between Subaru and Chery in 2012 and should sit under the Forester in terms of product placement according to media reports. Chinese consumers have already seen the XV in concept form at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year where it gained center stage on the Subaru stand. The original XV is already on sale in China as a crossover version of the current Subaru Impreza, but the latest generation is expected to offer a cleaner design for the whole car and will come in crossover and regular styling.
Engines are likely to be 2.0L, although Subaru could potentially introduce some its smaller engines from the Japanese market into China – possibly even some small displacement turbo units.
Pricing is purely guesswork at this stage, but anything from 120,000rmb and rising with an eventual product launch date of early to mid 2012.