Subaru is about to take the automotive world by storm with the launch of the world’s first self-cleaning car, with patented AF Technology – just in time to beat next week’s widespread enforcement of hosepipe bans.

Subaru’s engineers have developed the radical new technology in conjunction with some of the world’s leading electrical engineers. To clean the car in an instant, the driver simply has to press a button on the key fob while outside the vehicle, without any danger of getting wet or dousing the neighbours’ pets.

The team behind the self-cleaning technology recognise that Subaru drivers are active people who lead active lives and they don’t have to waste their time washing their car at the weekend.

It is with this in mind that the team has been dedicated to developing the technology to make their customer’s lives that little bit easier.

Professor Ai Lai, who led the team, reveals: “Nanogenerators convert mechanical energy available in the environment into electrical energy, activating safe low-voltage electrical currents on the car’s outer body surface.

“These currents flow in precise, overlapping patterns to disturb and dissolve micro-attachments on the car’s metalwork, such as dirt and dust.”

A dream solution for every motorist’s wish list, AF self-cleaning becomes available in the UK Sunday April 1st.

To find out more about the XV’s new innovative feature, visit from 00.01am 1st April.