Subaru’s XV is weird. It’s classed as small but it’s much bigger than the others in its segment; it’s a city SUV but promises impressive off-road skills, and then there are those, um, unique looks. 

Now the second-generation MY18 XV has arrived looking just like the previous one, but so much has changed that you can’t see – but is it for the better?

We were among the first to drive the top-of-the-range 2.0i-S grade at its Australian launch.

2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S.2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S.