2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review, XV, Price

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be sold in some markets as XV. Subaru may not be among the most popular players in global automobile scene, but some of its models enjoy huge popularity in US and other markets. Like few other carmakers, the Japanese giant is also revamping its range of models for 2018. The Crosstrek quasi-crossover is all set for a redesign too. The upcoming model’s teaser image has been released by Subaru, which has set off a number of speculations.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek front

2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Design and Technology

The 2018 Subaru XV/Crosstrek will have design elements taken from the company’s Impreza hatchback. However, differences are the in wheel styling, body cladding as well as ground clearance. The rear spoiler and tail lamps have also been changed a bit in the upcoming model. Most likely it will have three trims- just like the 2017 model. The cabin is expected to get a thorough revamp. All trims will have roof rails while top trim will get a panoramic sunroof. Overall, the car looks sporty and sleeker than the predecessor.

The 2018 Subaru XV/Crosstrek is going to check almost all the boxes in safety and amenities sections. It also equipped with the company’s Starlink infotainment system with touch screen display units. Hence, Starlink safety and security suite will be there which includes Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Reverse Automatic Braking, rear cross-traffic alert, Blind spot detection, lane keep assist function and adaptive cruise control.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek interior

2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Powertrain

The 2018 Subaru XV/Crosstrek may get the same 2.0-liter I-4 engine with 152 hp, used in Impreza which is paired with CVT and AWD. In most likelihood, the fuel economy of the powertrain will be improved.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek – Price and Availability

Expected base trim price for 2018 Subaru XV/Crosstrek is $22,000. It will be launched in late 2017.

The 2018 Subaru XV/Crosstrek is a nice upgrade over the predecessor. If Subaru revamps the engines well and does not hike price much, it can pose a stiff challenge to segment rivals.

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