Subaru has sold out of much of its XV range, as well as the base model of the Impreza range.
“Due to strong and consistent demand, Subaru Australia has sold out of MY22 Subaru XV Hybrid (Hybrid L AWD and Hybrid S AWD), XV 2.0i-L AWD, and MY22 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L AWD Hatch and Sedan,” said a spokesperson for Subaru Australia.
“We look forward to sharing more news about the availability of these variants in due course.”
That suggests these variants will once again become available with the 2023 model year, though Subaru didn’t confirm when we should expect an announcement regarding 2023 models.
Though much of the XV range is sold out, you can still order a 2.0i Premium or 2.0i-S.
Likewise, the Impreza is still available in 2.0i Premium and 2.0i-S guises in both sedan and hatchback guise.
It’s not the first time this year Subaru has sold out of a model, with the brand exhausting its allocation of MY22 Forester models ahead of the launch of the MY23.
Deliveries of the Forester will resume in the fourth quarter of this year, with prices up by between $1900 and $2150 but only detail changes made to the mid-sized SUV.
It remains to be seen whether the 2023 XV and Impreza will also receive price hikes and minor specification tweaks.
Model year 2023 will likely be the last for the current, second-generation XV, as its successor was revealed earlier this month.
Subaru in Japan said the new Crosstrek is “scheduled for 2023 or later”. The company has adopted the name long used in markets like North America for the home market, which could point to the XV nameplate also being dropped in Australia.
Earlier this year, Subaru increased prices across the XV and Impreza range by $800.
Taking this latest price increase into account, the Subaru Impreza range opens at $27,290 before on-road costs for the 2.0i-L sedan and the Subaru XV range opens at $33,190 before on-road costs for the 2.0i-L.
This followed another increase of between $400-500 earlier this year, which also saw Subaru Australia drop the base 2.0i variants of the Impreza and XV.
These entry-level variants were the only ones in their respective ranges lacking the EyeSight suite of active safety and driver assist features, which includes autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.
The current XV is one of the best-selling vehicles in its segment, with 5688 sold in Australia to the end of August. That put it behind only the Hyundai Kona (8355 sales), Kia Seltos (6267), Mazda CX-30 (11,036), MG ZS (13,072) and Mitsubishi ASX (7797).
The Impreza, in contrast, recorded 1945 sales in the same period. That saw it dramatically outsold by segment stalwarts like the Hyundai i30, Kia Cerato, Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla, all of which recorded more than 7000 sales.
It did, however, edge past the Volkswagen Golf (1807) and outsold the likes of the Honda Civic and Skoda Scala.
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