2018 Subaru Crosstrek: High-performance, Extremely Safe, New Styling And More

By Angelie Jill , Apr 05, 2017 05:24 AM EDT

Subaru introduced the new Impreza sedan and hatchback last year, and since the Crosstrek which is known as the XV in Europe is just an Impreza hatchback with a lift kit. According to a source, Subaru's offering of a manual will also enable drivers to make the most of the 152 horsepower the direct-injected 2.0-liter engine makes. But, if consumers still desire an automatic choice, the European CVT is available as an option. More so, it's also standard on the Limited model. The CVT can be also manually shifted with seven set ratios to choose from. Only the CVT is available with Subaru's "X-Mode," which optimizes pedal inputs and the all-wheel drive system for more improved traction on slippery surfaces.

This is the first major overhaul for the Crosstrek since its first introduction way back in 2012. the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, Compared to the previous generation, it's significantly less boxy. A new exterior color, "cool gray khaki," is the most Subaru paint color that's ever existed, also there is some additional body cladding around the wheels and on the lower portions of the fasciae, as reported by a source.

Furthermore, It even comes with an extra gear compared with the previous generation, for a total of six cogs. In Europe, it has a lot of safety systems to offer, the Crosstrek will receive EyeSight as standard, including adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keep assist. Meanwhile, In the US, EyeSight will continue to be offered as an option on higher trims. The tire pressure monitor will display the pressure of each individual wheel which helps when figuring out which tire is low. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will take wraps officially at the New York International Auto Show next week.


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