As we know, in the last year, the Subaru Company introduced new Impreza model in sedan and hatchback variant. Considering the fact that the Crosstrek model is only Impreza hatchback but with a lift kit, it was only about how soon we can expect this model, and now we have confirmation that the newly Crosstrek model will arrive in the second half of this year. First of all, we have to say that the Crosstrek model is actually XV in the Europe. Of course, between these two models, we can expect some differences. The Crosstrek model was introduced for the first time back in 2012, and this will be the first major redesign. If you want to find out something more about the refreshed 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, stay on this page and enjoy in the following review.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Redesign
This model will be especially attractive from the outside, but to be completely honest, it will be very similar to the Impreza Hatchback model, and we can’t expect so many differences. Of course, it is not the same and the Crosstrek model will be definitely a little bit taller compared to the Impreza hatchback model. There is some additional body cladding around the nicely designed wheels as well as a but lower fascia. In general, compared to the previous Crosstrek model, this one will be less boxy. Thanks to that fact, this model will provide a more stylish exterior design.
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The resulting vehicle will provide one more color in the offer, and that will be Cool Gray Khaki color. According to Company, this color will be the most Subaru paint color ever. When it comes to some specific details from the outside, the resulting model will provide nicely designed aluminum 17-inch machine finish alloy wheels with five spoke design. There are brand new LED headlights, and nicely designed “Konoji” LED daytime lights. Furthermore, the forthcoming vehicle will have wide and in te same time low stance and thanks to that fact, the total level of aggressiveness will be better. In addition, there are a couple of nice details, like integrated roof rails, privacy glass, and carpeted floor mats.
Subaru Crosstrek 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the most recent vehicle will just like the exterior design provide some specific changes. Almost everything from the outside will be enhanced starting from the materials to the dashboard and comfort. All the materials inside the cabin will be more quality compared to the previous model. Thanks to that fact, the comfort will be also improved because the leather will be better. Merits fort better comfort goes to the more supportive seats, as well. The steering wheel of this model will be completely new, and we can expect a lot of buttons in it. Also, there will be orange stitching on the instrument panel. This model will also provide newly electronic parking brake. The leather is also available on the steering wheel and door trims.
In the center of the dash, this model has a new 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen or 8.0-inch (depends on trim) touchscreen display with the updated infotainment. The infotainment system will be better, and we can expect Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. According to Company, the recently developed 2018 Crosstrek also has excellent visibility, a lot of cargo space as well as a lot of legs and head room for all the passengers. Some of the other interior features will include dual zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, excellent audio system, a lot of connectivity options, and many others as well.
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Some of the available safety features(EyeSight system) will include:
– adaptive Cruise Control,
– autonomous emergency braking,
– rear Cross Traffic Alert,
– high Beam Assist,
– steering Responsive Headlights,
– lane-keep assist,
– Reverse Automatic Braking,
– blind spot monitoring, and many others as well.
Engine and Performance
Beneath the bonnet, the future 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be powered by a 2.0-liter flat-four engine. In the United States, this engine will be capable of producing up to 152 horsepower while in the Europe we can expect a max power output of 154-horsepower. This engine will be mated to a continuously variable transmission. In certain trims, the model for the U.S will receive manual transmission system, as well. At this point, the information about the EPA rates is not available.
Price and Release date
The release date of the anticipated and eagerly awaited model will be most likely during the second half of this year. When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting price of around $22.000.
New Subaru Crosstrek photos