Subaru has launched a new limited edition of its XV crossover, named the Subaru XV Black.

Finished in Crystal Black Silica paint, the XV Black features front, side and rear silver resin under-guards, front and rear mud-flaps, cargo step panel, folding cargo tray and rubber floor mats.

These goodies – which would have cost £1,600 if added individually – add to the XV’s standard equipment that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, cruise control, dual-zone air conditioning, rear view camera and HID headlights.

The Subaru XV Black is available with a choice of either 2.0-litre Boxer diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission, or 2.0-litre Boxer petrol engine mated to a Lineartronic automatic transmission.

The diesel version is the most efficient of the two, recording 50.4 mpg on the combined cycle and emiting 146 g/km of CO2, placing it in VED Band F.  The petrol model isn’t far behind, emitting 153 g/km, nudging it into VED Band G.

Prices start at £24,495 for the petrol, and £24,995 for the diesel.