Subaru is working on the new technology 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 rugged variation of the popular Impreza with larger floor clearance and beefed suspension elements. When you add to that particular Subaru’s Shaped 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 debut at the next Geneva Auto Show. The new model will seriously Subaru’s new platform and ought to be slightly bigger than the outgoing version. It may also get updated engine and different gear and features. The dark intro image that Subaru releases before model’s debut also gives us an idea how this model will look. Therefore, let us 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 that model is based, will lay on Subaru’s new World wide platform. This platform will also underpin Subaru’s future models like the all-new 2019 Forester. This contemporary, modular structure functions improved stiffness and light structure but offer higher powertrain flexibility. It also delivers greater electrification and safety capability. This also implies that in the later point, Subaru should offer a plug-in setup.
As it pertains to the styling of the new-gen Crosstrek, there shouldn’t be any surprises. The dark intro image doesn’t disclose much but it is enough to learn that new model will follow the same strategy as the current one. That means that we will again get the more rugged version of Impreza’s exterior design which features the taller drive level and particular bumpers. The Crosstrek may also add black body cladding in lower body area and may also include standard ceiling rack.
About model’s interior we do not know much. However, it ought to be more roomy because of slight size raise and we also assume improvements in components quality.
On the other hand, the model must also get related functions and options as the latest Impreza. That means Subaru’s latest StarLink infotainment system with the standard 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, Apple Car Play and Android Auto support, Wireless, tilt-and-telescopic tyre, 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 include methods like flexible sail get a handle on, street departure caution, automatic crisis braking, reverse automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic attentive, automatic high supports, etc.
2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK XV: POWERTRAIN
In the mechanical element, the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek XV is likewise virtually identical to the Impreza model. It should originally be provided with the 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which may produce 152 hp and torque of 145 lb-ft. It is slight power improvement over the current 148 hp.
This engine will work in pair with the continuously variable transmission while a six-speed manual gearbox may be obtainable in some trims. The power will, of course, be routed to Subaru’s tried and established 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 in mind, we must expect the better fuel economy than on the current Crosstrek which earns 26/33 mpg city/highway.
2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK XV: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek XV can make their standard release at the next Geneva Auto Show in Mach. It will go available for sale later that year. The price is still a mystery but we expect a small leap from the current level. It may cost only below $23, 000 for its base version.