4 reasons not to buy the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek and wait for 2017 models
The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is in a mid-cycle and due for some exterior and interior upgrades. Subaru will bring a Crosstrek with new upgrades to the Tokyo Motor Show 2015 on October 28 for the press day. It will get new upgrades in its exterior design, interior features and safety performance. This is a Japan model and U.S. buyers will likely see these upgrades on the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. What changes are coming?
Subaru typically makes some changes to the headlights and taillights during the mid-cycle refresh because they can change the look of the car and it doesn’t requiring expensive sheet metal redevelopment. Interior upgrades are also usually made during the mid-cycle refresh. This is exactly what Subaru is doing to the all-wheel-drive Crosstrek crossover.
What’s coming on the new Crosstrek?
Outside, Crosstrek will feature a redesigned front end that will feature redesigned headlights, front grill and front bumper. It will also get new 17-inch aluminum wheels and new exterior colors like Hyper Blue and Dark Blue Pearl. Crosstrek also gets a new expanded sunroof options on various models. Inside the cabin, Crosstrek features a new look with piano-black instrument panel with metallic accents and orange stitching has been added to the seats, dash and door trim.
New safety performance on Crosstrek
Subaru continues to upgrade the safety performance in their automobiles and Crosstrek gets an advanced safety package that includes a wide range of driver detection systems with a rear radar blind spot detection, lane change assist, auto high-beam and auto-dimming rear view mirror. Subaru also includes as standard equipment SRS side air bag and SRS curtain air bags.
Subaru will officially reveal the new Japan version 2016 Crosstrek at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015 on October 28. U.S. buyers will likely see the new upgrades on the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek next year and may want to wait if you are thinking of getting a 2016 model. Another reason to wait? A 2017 Crosstrek STI is also in the works. Stay tuned.
Media source: Subaru Japan