Subaru is working on the new era version of its smallest crossover, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek XV. This model sits bellow the larger and more expensive models, the Outback and Forester. It is actually a more solid variation of the popular Impreza with larger soil settlement and beefed suspension elements. When you add to that particular Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Push system you will get the agile and efficient vehicle which has strong off-road and all-weather capability.
NEW FOR 2018:
The second-generation of the Subaru Crosstrek may have their introduction at the next Geneva Auto Show. The new model will think about it Subaru’s new platform and ought to be slightly greater than the outgoing version. It may also get updated engine and different gear and features. The dark intro image that Subaru produces before model’s introduction also offers us an idea how this model will look. Therefore, let’s see what we realize about this model in more details.
2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK XV: PLATFORM, DESIGN
The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek XV, like the latest Impreza on which this model is based, will lay on Subaru’s new Worldwide platform. This platform will also underpin Subaru’s future models like the all-new 2019 Forester. This modern, modular structure functions increased rigidity and light structure but also provide higher powertrain flexibility. In addition it brings greater electrification and safety capability. And also this implies that in the later point, Subaru must offer a plug-in setup.
When it comes to the styling of the new-gen Crosstrek, there should not be any surprises. The dark intro image does not disclose much but it is enough to know that new model will follow the same strategy as the recent one. Which means that people will again get the more solid version of Impreza’s exterior design which features the taller experience level and certain bumpers. The Crosstrek may also include black body cladding in lower body area and may also contain common top rack.
About model’s interior we don’t know much. However, it must be more ample because of slight size improve and we also expect improvements in products quality.
On the other give, the model also needs to get similar functions and options as the latest Impreza. Which means Subaru’s latest StarLink infotainment system with the standard 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, Apple Car Play and Android Auto support, Bluetooth, tilt-and-telescopic controls, 60/40 separate fold rear seats, and therefore on.
Further, the new Crosstrek will get the latest versions of EyeSight safety technologies. There, it will contain systems like versatile cruise control, lane departure caution, automated crisis braking, reverse automated braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic attentive, automated large beams, etc.
2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK XV: POWERTRAIN
In the mechanical element, the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek XV will also be virtually identical to the Impreza model. It should initially be provided with the 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which can produce 152 hp and torque of 145 lb-ft. It is slight power improvement over the current 148 hp.
This engine will function in couple with the continuously variable transmission while a six-speed manual gearbox could also be available in some trims. The power will, of course, be sent to Subaru’s tested and proven shaped four-wheel drive.
As for the fuel economy, the new Impreza model equipped with this engine returns 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. With that at heart, we must expect the better fuel economy than on the current Crosstrek which gets 26/33 mpg city/highway.
2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK XV: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek XV can make their official release at the next Geneva Auto Show in Mach. It will go available for sale later this year. The price is still a mystery but we expect a small jump from the current level. It may price only below $23, 000 for its base version.