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Will the refreshed Crosstrek closely resemble the hot Subaru WRX?

Will the next-generation 2018 Subaru Crosstrek get WRX lines?


There’s new products coming from Subaru soon. Subaru’s 2020 Vision Plan calls for further expansion through 2020 which will include new products, better engines, increased production and cost cutting. Starting with next year’s models (2017-2018), Subaru will introduce a new modularized platform called the Subaru Global Platform that will support every model from the 2017 Impreza compact to the SUV-alternative Outback.

It will make its debut in the next-generation Impreza starting in 2016. We will also likely see changes to the Crosstrek crossover in the models refresh that is due in 2016-2017. We saw a mystery hatchback earlier this year and it looked the the Crosstrek’s body and the WRX front end. It even had a cutout in the bonnet for a hood scoop.

A source close to Subaru told us that XV fans, dealers and Subaru of America want a turbo model, but nothing has more.

Subaru fans around the globe would like to get their hands on a Crosstrek with a 2.0-liter turbocharged model like the Forester XT. Crosstrek would be a good platform for a performance model with its sporty looks and with the absence of a hatchback WRX/STI. It would fill in the void with the 5-door WRX/STI being discontinued.

Subaru is appealing to a new younger adventurous consumer and the new-generation 2018 Subaru Crosstrek fits right into this new group of buyers. Stay tuned.

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