2018 Subaru Crosstrek, XV Concept, 2017 Montreal International Auto Show
Denis Flierl's picture

Subaru Crosstrek Concept Breaks Cover in Montreal; A Preview of the Next-Generation 2018 Crosstrek?

The Subaru Crosstrek Concept makes its North American debut in Montreal. Is it a preview of the new-generation 2018 Crosstrek?

Subaru unveils the Crosstrek Concept at the 2017 Montreal International Auto Show this week. Could it be a preview of the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that’s coming later this year? It could give some ideas of the design language Subaru designers have in mind for the new crossover.

On the outside, Crosstrek will get Subaru’s new design language that’s featured on the new Impreza compact. The Crosstrek Concept is an example of Subaru’s core value of offering customers a sporty crossover that is also functional. As such, the concept’s body styling is designed for aerodynamic performance without sacrificing cargo space, or ample road clearance for weekend adventures.

The new-generation 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will ride on the new Global Platform like the Concept car revealed in Montreal. Subaru says the new architecture will bring all new-gen Subarus to new levels of world-class safety. The new 2018 Crosstrek will get additional EyeSight safety features like Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Assist, and Reverse Automatic Braking when an obstacle is detected backing up.

Crosstrek Concept dimensions

The Crosstrek Concept gets a bit bigger than the current production model. The all-wheel-drive crossover will also likely grow slightly in size. The Concept’s body dimensions are (overall length × width × height): 177 × 75 × 62 inches, and the wheel base: 105 inches. The 2018 Crosstrek exterior will also feature a more aggressive facia like the concept car pictured above. It will likely feature a longer travel suspension and the interior will also resemble the new Impreza that recently launched in North America, Australia and Japan.

The Subaru Crosstrek Concept breaks cover in Montreal, Canada for the first time. While production vehicles rarely look like their concept cars, it gives North Americans a preview of what the new-generation 2018 Subaru Crosstrek could look like. Stay tuned.


Sign-up to our email newsletter for daily perspectives on car design, trends, events and news, not found elsewhere.

Comments

The last Subaru that I own was a 1987 wagon , I can imagine the new arrival make it,s mark on me. Waiting till then!!!