2018 Subaru Crosstrek XV: compact SUV updated

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Immediately after the debut of the new generation Impreza, we should expect a new version of off-road hatchback on the same platform. Since the release date of the new Subaru family is expected in 2017, the name of the new crossover will be the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The crossover will get a completely new appearance in the spirit of the concept presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. In technical terms, it is not expected major changes – Subaru remains true to tradition.

The new crossover will be produced at the plant in Indiana, where it will be made the whole line of the automaker – Legacy, Outback, and upcoming 7-seat Tribeca successor.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek release date

It is expected that the sale of new XV Crosstrek will arrive at the end of 2017.

Release date: late 2017

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek price

According to preliminary information, the cost of the new 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek will not be much different from the current generation. Thus, the price of the standard version is about $26,500, while the more advanced modifications will cost more than $30,000.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek redesign

The new crossover will get almost all the same distinctive features as a concept car in 2016. The traditional body kit of unpainted plastic, hexagonal radiator grille, headlights in the new style «hawk-eye», and sculpted muscular sides. The taillights reflect the design of the front. The whole design has become more aggressive and sharp.

The concept is wider and lower than the current generation, its wheelbase is increased. Most likely the height of the standard car will remain the same, while the width and length really increase. Nothing is known about the interior of the new crossover, but it is likely that it will be completely new. It is expected that in order to standardize it will repeat completely the interior of the updated Impreza family with some unique features. For example, two-color seats, different steering wheel. It is possible that the interior will be significantly different, but this is unlikely.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek specs

The whole concept of XV Crosstrek will not change – the high crossover hatchback, boxer 4-cylinder engine, and permanent four-wheel drive. However, it will be built on an entirely new platform – a modular platform Subaru Global Platform. It was designed to be the basis for all new models of the brand.It is most likely that the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek XV will receive all the same engines that are used in the current generation. This family of 4-cylinder boxer engines, traditionally used in the Subaru brand models. Crosstrek has a 2-liter naturally aspirated engine, which develops around 160 HP. In other markets possible emergence of a new diesel version.

The hybrid version will also be presented, but will be available later. It will consist of the same powertrain as the standard version, plus an electric motor and batteries.
Regarding the choice of transmission, 5-speed manual will give way to a 6-speed. CVT will remain unchanged.

Also read about the new 2018 Subaru Legacy

 

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Next generation Crosstrek will feature a new platform, as well as design similar to the next generation Impreza.

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