Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) has announced the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be available at dealerships across Canada in July starting at $23,695.
Built on the new Subaru Global Platform, the 2018 Crosstrek is the result of new thinking, which is expressed through Subaru’s new design language of “Dynamic x Solid.”
The 2018 Crosstrek has a new exterior design that features a more sculpted body with prominent wheel arches and flowing lines.
Riding on a 30 mm longer wheelbase than the previous generation, there is substantially more room in the cabin despite only marginal increases in width and length. Greater usability of cargo space is provided by 60/40 split flat-folding rear seats and a wider rear gate opening. Together with excellent all-around visibility, 220 mm of ground clearance, and 17-inch alloy wheels, the result is a nimble yet capable SUV.
The new FB 2.0-litre four-cylinder direct injection Subaru Boxer engine boosts both performance (152 hp compared to 148 hp) and drivability.
The Convenience, Touring, and Sport trims come standard with a new six-speed manual transmission. The optional Lineartronic CVT now features driver-selectable X-Mode with hill descent control. The CVT is optional on the Convenience, Touring, and Sport trims, and comes standard on the Limited trim.
A seven-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters that offers the driver an enhanced level of control is standard on Touring, Sport and Limited trims equipped with the CVT.
All trims also come with a reduced steering ratio, and Active Torque Vectoring, a system that helps reduce understeer and keeps the vehicle on the driver’s intended cornering path.
The optional EyeSight system, available on the Sport and Limited trims, includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, lane sway warning, and lane keep assist.
New to Crosstrek for 2018, lane keep assist can provide gentle steering inputs if the system senses the vehicle is departing its lane, helping the vehicle maintain its intended course.
The optional EyeSight Package now includes reverse automatic braking, which can apply the vehicle’s brakes if an obstacle is detected while reversing, and high beam assist which automatically switches from high beams to low beams when necessary.
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