Last year, at a Subaru UK off-road driving event, we got to experience the Subaru XV and I will attest it surpassed all that was expected of it – in just a few weeks however, an all-new XV will be launched, offering a much more capable vehicle.
The Subaru Impreza chassis has been more successful in rallying than Subaru’s previous contenders. Prior to the introduction of the Impreza into World Rally Championship racing in 1993, the Subaru World Rally Team had fielded its larger mid-size Legacy.
With a front-mounted 2.0-litre “boxer” engine and rear wheel drive, the light, low and nimble GT86 has a classic sports car set-up. The styling and specification reflect its driver-focused character: exterior features include a rear spoiler, 17-inch light alloy wheels, chrome-finished dual exhaust tailpipes and a signature “T”-mesh grille.