Subaru is bringing out as a new model, the 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek, which is basically a mid-cycle refreshment, and therefore it features improvements. Several car sources have to say that this model has already passed several tests and now the vehicle might just have entered into production.
Unlike some of the previous Crosstrek models, the company has redesigned this SUV to quite a significant extent. Some rumor holds that this model is going to have an exceptionally great performance; this might be possible as massive improvements to its engine specifications have been done.
2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek – Powertrain Configuration and Mileage
A 2.0-liter gasoline engine has been said to be used as a base unit. The output of this engine is not known as of now. But experts have said that a 2.0-liter DOHC and a 2.0-liter diesel engine are also present for its options.
All in all, a 6-speed manual transmission system will be used. Both all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive will be presented in the option. Furthermore, 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek is going to make use of an air suspension which will further increase its overall stability.
With improvements in its engine, its fuel economy stands at 29 mpg in city areas and 32 mpg on highways. And its overall mileage has been kept in check at 28 mpg.
2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek – Design Changes
This new 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek’s interior cabin is very welcoming. Several improvements have been done on its cabin. The front seats have been heavily bolstered which make it more comfortable. In addition, power functions have been added.
The infotainment system has also been upgraded and it now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A Harman Kardon audio system has also been featured. This cabin will be able to accommodate up to 5 adults.
By taking a quick glance at this new 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek, one can conclude that it is based on its predecessor model. But unlike its predecessor, this new Subaru XV Crosstrek has evolved. Based on Subaru’s Global platform, this model is going to have a stiffer chassis and it is a lighter one.
First of all, significant refreshment has been done on its front fascia. Its newly designed headlights have a ‘hawks eye’ styling. The overall styling of these headlights is aggressive as the edges have been kept sharp.
Its redesigned hexagonal grille has a mesh-like pattern which also holds the company’s badge. A stylistic approach has been brought out in its front bumper, and chrome accents have been incorporated. The entire edges of its body hold plastic cladding. Its hood and windscreen project a slinky and smooth layout which is a major contributing factor for the aerodynamics. Up top, sporty roof rails have been featured.
2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek – Price and Release Date
The pricing for this upcoming Crosstrek is going to start from $23,500 which is for its base model. It’s higher trims are going to cost around $30,000. This 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek has been assumed to hit the markets during mid-2017.