The line-up is all-petrol-powered and all variants can only be had with a Lineatronic auto gearbox. The base model is priced from around £28,500 - that gets you a 1.6-litre engine and 'SE' trim; for another £2,000, you can have plusher 'SE Premium' trim. The e-Boxer 2.0-litre self-charging hybrid 'SE' variant starts from around £32,000 and again, there's a £2,000 extra to pay for 'SE Premium trim.
Even entry-level models feature 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, daytime LED running lights and automatic air conditioning as standard.
Safety provision is a notable XV strongpoint. The stiff platform used allows high levels of impact energy absorption, plus there are plenty of preventative safety features too. 'EyeSight', Subaru's camera-based safety package, delivers features such as Pre-Collision Braking Control, Adaptive Cruise Control and a Lane Keep Assist function. There's also an improved High Beam Assist system for 'Steering Responsive Headlights' that are able to move their beam right or left whilst cornering or at junctions to illuminate the direction of travel. In addition, there's also a 'Rear Vehicle Detection' system offering blind spot detection, lane change assistance and reversing assistance to enhance all-round preventive safety.