Today Subaru released the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The first redesign since its launch in 2012, the new Crosstrek uses the new Subaru Global Platform architecture that enhances the strength and rigidity of the body and chassis.
Other new additions include:
- an improved 13:1 steering ratio versus 14:1 on the outgoing model
- active torque vectoring added
- X-Mode added as standard
- latest version of EyeSight
- Latest Starlink information system and eight-inch touchscreen
According to Car and Driver, the mechanical parking brake has been removed for an electric one, which is sad for us rally fans. It also must be noted that this world debut 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the European model, a US-spec version will be debuted next month at the 2017 New York Auto Show. We may see some minor changes in that one.
A new exterior color has been added called Cool Gray Khaki, while the Crosstrek’s classic orange has remained as well.
The EU-spec version is offered with a 154-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine. It’s being reported that the US-spec engine may lose two horsepower based on what happened to the EU and US versions of the 2017 Impreza. No word yet if a manual transmission will be offered.
What do you think of the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek? Is it a step forward for Subaru, or more of the same? Let us know in the comments.