With the global chip shortages, Subaru has been forced to change the timeline for its new models. The new model upgrades and next-generation model changes will be different now. Here is the new timeline for the 2023 Subaru Forester, 2024 Outback, 2024 Crosstrek, 2024 Ascent, and other new models and what customers can expect.
The Forester compact SUV and Crosstrek subcompact SUV manufactured in Japan have been affected most by global supply chain issues and chip shortages. There have been numerous plant shutdowns this year, and the two models are the hardest to find.
2023 Subaru Forester
When will Subaru launch the 2023 Forester compact SUV, and what changes will it get? The 2023 Subaru Forester will be announced by Subaru of America this summer. The Forester received a refresh for the 2022 model change and will likely carry over with no changes for the 2023 models. There will be price increases on all trim levels.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek
The 2023 Crosstrek was announced by Subaru of America recently, and it should have been the next-generation model customers have been waiting for. Because of production issues in Japan, Subaru Corporation chose to carry over the 2023 Crosstrek with no changes except for the Crosstrek Special Edition, which is little more than an appearance package with a new color. Customers will have to wait until 2024 models arrive next year to get the next-generation Crosstrek.
2024 Subaru Outback
The 2023 Subaru Outback received a refresh and will begin arriving this fall. The Outback midsize SUV received significant upgrades. The 2024 Outback will get few changes except for a price increase on all trim levels, so there is no need for customers to wait for the 2024 Outback model change.
2024 Subaru Outback Wilderness
The 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness was a carry-over model since it was new in 2022. Look for Subaru of America to refresh the 2024 Outback Wilderness with a new exterior styling and technology upgrades that the Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring trim levels received. Customers who want the Wilderness may wish to wait for the styling and technology upgrades.
2024 Subaru Ascent
The 2023 Subaru Ascent was announced by Subaru of America with a refresh with significant upgrades over the outgoing model. The 2023 Ascent arrives this fall for U.S. customers. The 2024 Ascent 3-Row family hauler will get few upgrades except for a price increase next year. Customers who want the Ascent should buy the refreshed 2023 trims.
2024 Subaru Legacy
The 2023 Subaru Legacy received a refresh and will begin arriving this fall. The Legacy midsize sedan received significant upgrades. The 2024 Legacy will get few changes except for a price increase on all trim levels, so there is no need for customers to wait for the 2024 Legacy model change.
2023 Subaru Impreza
Like the 2023 Crosstrek, the 2023 Subaru Impreza will be announced soon, and the compact sedan and hatchback will likely carry over with no changes. Subaru shut off Impreza orders to make more room for the Outback at its Subaru of Indiana Automotive factory. Will Subaru surprise customers and give the 2023 Impreza compact car a complete remodel? Stay tuned.
2023 Subaru WRX
The 2023 Subaru WRX will get no changes as the 2022 model was an all-new next-generation. The 2023 WRX performance sedan will get a price increase on all trim levels.
2024 Subaru BRZ
In the third year of its life cycle, the 2024 Subaru BRZ won’t get any significant changes, and SOA could bring a new exterior color and technology upgrades over the 2023 models. Will Subaru offer a new 2024 limited edition BRZ for its U.S. customers? Stay tuned.
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