The Subaru Crosstrek – the brand’s small SUV that replaces the XV – will have five variants, including two hybrid grades when it launches in April
Subaru will release its new Crosstrek small SUV in Australia in April 2023 with a five-strong range priced from $34,990 before on-road costs.
The model is a replacement for the XV, which has long been badged as the Crosstrek in the American market. Australian pre-orders opened today, Subaru said.
Five Crosstrek variants will be offered, with three petrol-only trims and two hybrid grades. The range is tightly spread with just $10,100 separating the base 2.0L ($34,990) from the top-shelf Hybrid S trim ($45,090).
The Crosstrek uses an evolution of the outgoing XV model’s platform, and both of that car’s engines carry over here. Australian buyers will again be offered a choice of a 115kW/196Nm 2.0-litre non-turbo petrol engine, or a petrol-electric hybrid with equal power.
The changes go beyond a facelift and name change, though, with the Crosstrek picking up an upgraded CVT automatic transmission. The car is said to be 10 percent stiffer than the XV thanks to new mounting of the standard AWD system directly to the chassis.
Some of the most important features of the new Subaru Crosstrek include a new 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and both USB-A and USB-C outlets.
The new Crosstrek small SUV will compete with AWD-equipped small SUV rivals like the Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3 and the Kia Seltos.
All Crosstrek models in Australia are equipped with the following features as standard:
The Australian range will kick off with the $34,990 Crosstrek 2.0L, which scores the above rangewide items, plus the following:
Replacing the 2.0i-Premium grade, it’s then a $3500 step up to the newly-named Crosstrek 2.0R model. This adds:
In the petrol models, it is then a $3000 step to the flagship Crosstrek 2.0S trim that nabs:
Specification for the two hybrid models – the $38,590 Hybrid L and $45,090 Hybrid S – broadly mirrors their similarly-named petrol counterparts, the 2.0L and 2.0S grades.
All Subaru Crosstrek grades come with a pretty generous level of adaptive safety equipment, split between two packages.
The Eyesight package uses a new stereo camera system, and has been widened to include:
Meanwhile, the vision assist suite adds:
Additionally, a driver monitoring system provides distraction and drowsiness warnings, plus facial recognition to restore personal climate and infotainment settings.
Subaru will offer the Crosstrek in a very broad palette of 10 colours in Australia, with no extra charge for any of the shades.
R and S models offer a choice of black or grey interiors, too.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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