Subaru’s XV Crosstrek crossover SUV will cease to exist for two years. Well, it will not completely disappear, but it will be replaced by the new generation, which will be named the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. In addition to the new name, the compact SUV will also receive an extensive redesign, and this includes a new and very interesting exterior styling, as well as a huge revamp inside. However, the biggest changes will happen under the hood, where the vehicle should feature an amazing powertrain.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Redesign and Platform Changes
The carmaker has recently introduced the new platform, which will underpin the most of the new models starting to the Impreza and all the way the new generation Subaru Crosstrek. Except it will be more cost effective for production with the Subaru Global Platform, the new crossover will also get a chance for more drivetrain options, but also more space inside. The cozy interior is just the part of the redesign, because the 2018 Crosstrek will also feature the latest infotainment and entertainment systems. The testing mule we saw is fully camouflaged, so we were not able to see the actual design. However, the latest information we got say that the SUV could resemble the WRX, but the biggest influence will come from the amazing Subaru Viziv Future Concept.
Under the hood, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will offer some really amazing engines. The SUV will a new Boxer engine, which will be the great thing. However, the best option that this crossover should have will be a new plug-in hybrid technology. We are not so sure about the plug-in powertrain specs, but the firs rumors indicate that the vehicle could borrow the drivetrain from the new generation Prius. The engine will be paired to a standard CVT, Subaru’s SI-DRIVE and all-wheel-drive.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be introduced sometime in 2017, while you can expect a little bit higher base price from the current.