Subaru Crosstrek slated for New York
Sporting an all-new design language for exterior and interior, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be shown at the New York International Auto Show.
Subaru will be showing the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek at the New York International Auto Show.
The Crosstrek is built on the new Subaru Global Platform and offers enhanced performance, safety, capability and comfort.
The fun-to-drive Crosstrek combines a bold new design with a new highly capable chassis for versatility in both off-road and city driving.
The more spacious 2018 Crosstrek is the second vehicle built with the brand’s new design language of “Dynamic x Solid.”
Multimedia features include standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and Near Field Communication to simplify Bluetooth pairing.
Active Torque Vectoring Active, first introduced on the WRX and WRX STI, is now standard on all trim levels. The system helps reduce understeer and keeps the vehicle on the driver’s intended cornering path.
The 2018 Crosstrek rides on a 104.9-in. wheelbase, up 1.2-in over the last generation Crosstrek. Just 0.6-in. longer than the outgoing model and 0.9-in wider, the Crosstrek retains its nimble size but adds an even roomier cabin.
With 60/40 split flat-folding seat seats and wider rear gate opening, the 2018 Crosstrek has a larger cargo area for greater utility.
All trim levels with the Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) now come standard with driver-selectable X-Mode to provide better wheel control on slippery surfaces and steep inclines.
A revised version of the FB 2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine gains direct fuel injection and other enhancements to boost both performance (now 152 hp vs. 148 before) and drivability.
The 2.0i base and Premium trims come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and are available with the Lineartronic CVT.
The Limited trim come standard with the CVT featuring a seven-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters that allow the driver to control the transmission via seven pre-set ratios.