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Subaru XV Concept To Preview Next-Gen Crossover At Geneva Photo:
 
 
Tony O'Kane | Feb, 09 2016 | 0 Comments

Subaru has let slip a single teaser image of its upcoming Subaru XV Concept, which will debut at the start of next month at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland and preview the Japanese automaker's next-generation compact crossover.

So far we can only see the front corner of the concept, but it's enough to tell us that the next XV won't deviate from the established pattern of taking an Impreza, jacking it up a few inches and adding different bumpers and black plastic body cladding.

The headlight shape appears to be identical to what we've already seen in last year's Impreza hatch (above and below) and Impreza sedan concepts, but the front bumper flaunts its own unique design and the grille sports a thicker horizontal bar in the centre.

Thick bare-plastic wheelarch extensions add width to the standard Impreza bodywork and encircle a set of black, silver and red wheels, and the lower extremities of the front bumper are raised to improve ground clearance.

Beyond what we can see in this teaser image, there's no other info so far about powertrains, in-car technology or the rest of the car's styling.

What we can tell though, is that the Viziv Future Concept revealed at last year's Tokyo Motor Show has little influence over the new XV - instead that CX-3-sized compact SUV is purely a design study, though some of its styling cues may carry over to the next-generation Subaru Forester that's expected to surface in 2017.

We'll have a more comprehensive look at the new XV Concept when the doors open at Geneva on March 1, so stay tuned.

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