Essentially an Impreza on stilts, the XV has plastic body cladding and three boxer engines.

Subaru has taken the wraps off the 2012 XV.

Essentially an Impreza on stilts, the XV has crossover-inspired styling with plastic body cladding, aluminum wheels and an increased ride height which affords 220mm (8.6 inch) clearance.

The interior carries over from its corporate cousin, but Subaru says it's "luxurious" and "perfectly balances the different tactile and emotional qualities of leather, metal, and cloth." Regardless, all models are equipped with a dash-mounted Multi-Function Display.

Under the hood, three boxer engines are available. Specifications weren't released, but choices include a 1.6- and 2.0-liter petrol as well as a 2.0-liter diesel. They feature start/stop technology and are paired to a new Lineartronic continuously variable transmission.