Subaru has released a teaser shot confirming that the XV will appear in production-ready form at the upcoming Frankfurt show.
The new crossover is said to be close to the concept that appeared at Shanghai's auto show, and is an Impreza-sized SUV that will still come with the company's all-wheel drive system.
The show car revealed in China was slightly longer than the standard Impreza, and around 20cm higher.
The production version will provide a rival for the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Ford Kuga and Peugeot 3008, and is due to go on sale early in 2012.
According to reports it will come with two petrol engines and the company's 2.0-litre Boxer diesel engine.