Subaru opens order books for Crosstrek SUV

Bolder and more technologically advanced than the XV it replaces, the new Subaru Crosstrek small SUV is now available to pre-order. Built on the brand’s global platform architecture, every variant in the range is all-wheel drive.

All models sport a 2.0-litre direct injection boxer or e-boxer (in the case of the hybrids) engine, and are petrol powered. The range includes the Crosstrek 2.0L, 2.0R and 2.0S as well as the Hybrid L and Hybrid S. Each is mated to an 8-speed lineartronic transmission.

Power output from the standard engines is 115kW and 196Nm, while the hybrid offers 110kW and 196Nm. The offroad mode or “X-mode” is included as standard across the range at a minimum.

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The more premium 2.0R, 2.0S and Hybrid S models will gain Subaru’s new two mode “X-mode”. Interior trim is a Tricot with Tetra embossing in a charcoal colour on the base, while mid-level models grain premium cloth in charcoal or grey.

Top trim levels score leather accented black trim. The top-level S models will also include an electric sunroof. An upgraded front-facing monitoring camera with a wide-angle lens means the Crosstrek now has speed sign recognition too.

You’ll also find lane centreing functionality and a wider field of view for spotting hazards, while a 360-degree camera setup aids parking. A new 11.6-inch HD touchscreen in the centre controls infotainment and features.

A new Harmon Kardon sound system is on board, along with wireless charging and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Type-A and Type-C USB ports also feature, along with nine airbags.

Featuring a more forward stance, bulging fenders and a three-dimensional face with a large hexagonal grille as the centrepiece, the Crosstrek comes with LED headlamps on all variants. The premium S spec will gain LED DRLs too.

!7-inch alloys feature on the L models, while the remainder of the range comes with 18-inch alloys. There are four new colours too, including Sun Blaze Pearl, Oasis Blue, Sapphire Blue Pearl and Offshore Blue Metallic.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek starts from $35,990 plus on-roads and tops out at a reasonable $45,090 plus on-roads for the AWD Hybrid S. All variants come with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty and 12 months Subaru roadside assistance.

To place a pre-order, or to find out more, you can visit the Subaru website. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

Dylan Swan
Dylan Swan
IT specialist who loves all things adventure and anything with wheels. Someone who loves a challenge and saying yes to new opportunities.

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