Subaru Company is soon launching one of its most popular and best selling smaller crossovers. We are talking about new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek.
Improvements and design of exterior
2016 Subaru Crosstrek will be redesigned and improved in almost every segment. Therefore, it will easily be able to compete with its main rivals such as Kia Soul, Hyundai Tucson and Nissan Juke. It will be refreshed inside and out. It will be more aerodynamic and more stable on the road. New Crosstrek will go through mid cycle refresh and we will notice changes all over the body. However, we could instantly recognize its well known look. Some of the changes on the front fascia will include new grille, restyled bumper and headlamps. Headlights will get new LED technology which will provide excellent visibility. It will get new restyled wheels as well. Those will be 17-inch alloys. The tail lamps are expected to be refreshed too. As for the exterior colors, it will be offered with some new colors which will replace some of the old ones. So, we could see it in Dark Blue, Jasmine Green, Hyper Blue etc.
Design of interior and features
Inside, 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will be slightly redesigned and improved as well. The cabin will be comfortable as always. It will be much quieter than before. The dashboard will be redesigned and will get new silver and black accents which will give it more elegant look. The steering will be redesigned as well. The seats will be upholstered in leather. On higher trim levels, we will see orange stitching on center console, door armrests etc. As for the equipment, 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will get many enhancements. It will come with new 6.2-inch Starlink infotainment system, CD player, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist etc.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek powertrain
Under the hood of 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will be placed two engines. The one is a 2.0-liter four cylinder Boxer engine. This one will be able to make 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. The other option is a hybrid version. It is a combination of 2.0-liter four cylinder and an electric motor. This variant will be able to produce 160 horsepower. The engines will be mated to a five- speed manual or CVT.
Release date and price
2016 Subaru Crosstrek should go on sale this fall, according to the latest rumors. When it comes to the price, it is expected to be around $21,500 for the base model.