- 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Revealed
- The XV nameplate was dropped for the third generation model.
- Now certified for the Australian market
UPDATE: 2023 Subaru Crosstrek confirmed for Australia
Subaru has announced the next-generation XV – but under the new Crosstrek name – is bound for Australia, and it’s confirmed to come with hybrid power.
Local specification details are thin on the ground at this stage, but we do know it will feature the firm’s adaptive all-wheel drive, the latest-generation iSight driver assist system and driver monitoring system – DriverFocus – as well as a total of nine airbags. .
Inside the cabin, the Crosstrek gets an 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as wireless smartphone charging.
Under the bonnet, it will be powered by a 2.0-litre boxer engine and a Lineartronic automatic transmission with an eight-speed paddle shift manual mode, and the option of a hybrid variant.
More information on Australian specifications for this model will be revealed in the coming months.
“The new name reflects what the Crosstrek does, an all-wheel-drive crossover small SUV that’s capable of tracking anywhere you want, whether urban or urban,” said the managing director of Subaru Australia. Be it driving or outdoor adventure, with complete confidence and enjoyment,” said Subaru Australia Managing Director, Read Blair.
“The all-new Subaru Crosstrek SUV embodies an active lifestyle through its distinctive exterior design and drivability, and offers plenty of versatility that means it’s adept at taking on any adventure with ease. “
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September 15: 2023 Subaru Crosstrek: XV successor revealed, Australian details unclear
next generation Subaru XV has been unveiled – but will be known as 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Globally
While the small SUV is known locally as the XV – and in other markets, including Japan – it’s been badged as the Crosstrek in North America since 2012, with Subaru deciding to go global with its third generation. What is it.
Australian details are currently unclear, with more information expected in the coming months.
“Subaru Corporation’s latest global reveal is very exciting! Details for the Australian market are coming soon,” the brand’s local division said in a media statement.
Deliveries will begin in Japan next year, with an Australian launch likely before the end of 2023.
It previews the next-generation Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan, which will be revealed before the end of 2022, according to Japanese media reports.
Under the skin, the Crosstrek retains the current XV’s Subaru Global platform, but with a new design, slimmer full-LED headlights and WRX sports wagon-like taillights.
It rides on a 2670mm wheelbase, and is 4480mm long, 1800mm wide and 1580mm high – 5mm longer in the wheelbase, 15mm longer, not wider and 30mm longer than before.
Subaru quotes 200mm of ground clearance – 20mm less than the current model – while independent front and rear suspension remain in place.
Like the WRX sedan, the Crosstrek features angular plastic body cladding with vents behind the front wheels, while nine exterior colors and 17-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels are available in Japan.
Inside, the new small SUV looks familiar to the current XV, but gains the portrait-based 11.6-inch infotainment system found in the WRX and Outback, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation and touch-based climate controls.
This setup replaces the existing 8-inch infotainment system and 6.3-inch multi-function display.
However, unlike the Japanese-market WRX sedan and Levorg wagon (known as the WRX Sportswagon in Australia), the Crosstrek does not have a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, with a smaller LCD display – possibly 4.2 inches. According to the current XV – Carried across.
A wireless phone charger and a 360-degree camera will be available in cloth or leather.
At launch, the Crosstrek will be powered by a carryover ‘E-Boxer’ mild hybrid system in Japan, featuring a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder and an electric motor.
Technical specifications are unconfirmed, but the outgoing model produced 110kW/196Nm, with a 12.3kW electric motor and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
As with all Subaru models but the rear-drive BRZ, the Crosstrek features standard all-wheel drive.
It’s unknown if Subaru will offer the Crosstrek with non-hybrid power, with the current model featuring a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine.
Overseas reports suggest a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol will be offered to replace the 2.0-litre unit, but this engine did not feature in today’s announcement.
Subaru claims it has stiffened the chassis for a better driving experience, including a “complete internal frame” construction to reduce vibration and body flex – and new adhesives and seat base designs. .
A revised suite of active safety technologies will be offered, including enhancements; Autonomous emergency braking system and Japan’s first stereo camera unit with a wider viewing angle, and intersection support for a wide-angle mono camera to detect pedestrians and cyclists.
Other safety equipment – featured under Subaru’s iSight branding – remains, such as lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control, while the brand has strengthened the body for greater crash performance.
gave 2023 Subaru Crosstrek It will hit Japanese showrooms in 2023, with Australian details to be announced soon.
Below: The current 2022 Subaru XV