7 Reasons Not to Buy a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek
If you are thinking about buying a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, you may want to wait. According to reports, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is not coming back for 2017, but that's just the beginning of changes for the 2018 Crosstrek. It’s going to get sweeping changes just like the 2017 Impreza. Why should you wait to buy the 2018 model?
Look at Impreza
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is due for a complete model change and If you want a sneak peak at the 2018 Crosstrek, check out the 2017 Impreza. The Crosstrek crossover is the next Subaru vehicle to get a total makeover. The all-new Crosstrek appears as a 2018 model on Subaru’s new Global Platform. All Subarus will eventually ride on the new underpinnings. Using one platform reduces development time and cost.
The new 2017 Impreza and the new-generation Crosstrek will share many common components. The 2018 Crosstrek exterior will feature a more aggressive facia like the XV Concept pictured above, that Subaru unveiled at the Geneva Auto show. It will likely feature a longer travel suspension and the interior will also resemble the new Impreza that is due out later this year.
Six new things coming on Crosstrek
Look for six new things on the 2018 Crosstrek. The all-wheel-drive crossover will grow slightly in size, ride on an all-new platform, and enjoy better fuel economy with a direct-injection engine. The new-gen Subaru 2.0-liter engine, with the addition of direct injection, will come with increased horsepower to 152 from 148. Expect fuel economy to increase slightly too. It will also come with several Eyesight upgrades, including the addition of Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Assist, and Reverse Automatic Braking when an obstacle is detected backing up.
The seventh new thing for Crosstrek is being reported by Planet Subaru. They say Subaru will begin producing the new crossover in the U.S for the first time. Along with the 2017 Impreza, the new-generation Crosstrek will also be built at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana. Sweeping changes are coming to the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. If you are going to buy a 2017 model, you may want to hold on for one year. The changes will be worth the wait.
Source: Planet Subaru
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