Subaru Russia has let the cat out of the bag and confirmed the new-generation Subaru Crosstrek will come as a 2018 model. This is not a surprise as the Crosstrek will be the next Subaru to get the new Global Platform. The 2017 Impreza was the first to get it, now its stablemate, the Crosstrek crossover is next to get updated.
Subaru Russia says, “Details on pricing, trim levels and changes in the model for Russia and other countries is strictly classified.” Subaru won’t reveal any details about the new Crosstrek, but we know it will get significant updates. Subaru Russia says the new 2018 Crosstrek will arrive in Russia showrooms in late 2017. Consumers in the U.S. will get the revamped Crosstrek first.
What can consumers expect with the 2018 Crosstrek?
The 2018 Crosstrek exterior will feature new exterior styling and get an aggressive facia like the XV Concept pictured above. Subaru unveiled the concept car at the Geneva Auto show last March. It will likely feature a longer travel suspension and the interior will also resemble the new 2017 Impreza.
The all-wheel-drive crossover will grow slightly in size, ride on an all-new platform, and enjoy better fuel economy with a new direct-injection 2.0-liter boxer engine. The new-gen powerplant 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.
It’s also been reported by Planet Subaru that the plant in Lafayette, Indiana will begin producing the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek crossover in the U.S for the first time. Sweeping changes are coming to the new-generation Crosstrek. If you are thinking about buying a 2017 model, you may want to hold on until next year. The improvements will be worth the wait.
Source: Subaru RU