2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek Review, Hybrid

The new 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek is expected to have a whole new design on the exterior that will make it stands out. The interior design and performance will be better than that of its predecessor and will provide luxury and superior performance. This is a crossover SUV that is compact but still manages to look rugged and tough. For some time now Subaru has been introducing concept cars like the new generation Impreza. At the 2016 Geneva Motor show the manufacturers are expected to introduce the next generation Crosstrek.

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek – Redesign Feature

The exterior design has the same sues commonly found in most SAUs like the raised height and underbody protective elements. The car will be built on the Subaru Global platform. The XV will have the “hawk-eye” headlights that can be found on most new Subaru. It will also have heavily sculpted sides and a hexagonal grille with honeycomb inserts on the sides of the bumper. For all its external sleekness, the 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek is rugged as most people SUVs to be. To add to the rugged exterior, the XV Crosstrek has matt body cladding. It will come with some interesting color combinations like blue with orange accents and other interesting classic Gulf racing colors.

The 2018 XV Crosstrek is expected to be fitted with the latest technology like the Eyesight EyeSight electronic driver assist system, which enables autonomous driving on expressways and a traffic sensors that senses traffic in all directions. The technology will also feature an improved GPS system with maps to enable the driver to get accurate and precise directions. The new 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek will be offered with cameras for the interior as well as well as advanced touch screen console that displays a lot of functions on the car. The car comes with connectivity features for smartphones connectivity. The car will be fitted with the finest audio system and the touch screen display on the dashboard will make setting and adjusting controls easier. This new generation SUV will have WI-FI capability as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The interior is luxuriously fitted with leather-upholstered seats and fittings are made of quality materials. Space is still an issue but to compensate, manufacturers created foldable rear seats to provide a bigger boot space.

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek interior

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek – Engine and Performance

Subaru has introduced a plug-in hybrid engine that combines gas-electric. The engine will combine a downsized turbocharged unit with an electric unit to power all the wheels. Although details of the engine and performance are sketchy the 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek will have three engine options, a 2.0 liter petrol engine, a 2.0 liter diesel engine and a 2.0 DOHC 16 petrol engine. These engines will be mated to a 6-speed transmission. The all wheel drive engine will have air suspension that automatically keeps it cool and performing optimally. Fuel consumption will be 26mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the open highway. On average, irrespective of the kind of engine is under the hood the consumption stays as close to 28 mpg as possible. This kind of performance not commonly found in most SUVs.

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek rear

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek – Release Date and Price

The 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek is expected to go on the market during mid-2017. The price is expected to be in thee $26,500 price range for the basic model and over $30,000 for models that have the latest trims.

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