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5 Exciting Crossover Vehicle Concepts


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Subaru XV
The Subaru logo is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York City.
The Subaru logo is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York City.
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So far Subaru has been coy about the XV, which debuted at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, but it looks like it will be the next-generation Outback. Although Subaru calls the XV a crossover, some auto journalists think it bears a striking resemblance to the Impreza hatchback. Whatever, the XV concept vehicle uses the latest version of Subaru's Boxer engine and a design language that Subaru calls "Protren," short for "professional tool" and "trendy design." The design is certainly modern, with three monitors on the center console and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive. It probably won't be long before this concept vehicle finds its way into production.