The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is one outstanding crossover SUV soon to be available in US dealerships. However, before that happens, it is expected to make its debut in upcoming US car shows and expos as it recently made its official public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show. Subaru may not be an immediate go-to brand for crossovers, however, the 2018 Crosstrek may change all that.
According to CNET, the first major redesign of the Crosstrek was back in 2012. It is considered taller than the Impreza and also comes with additional body cladding around the wheels and lower portions of the fascia to set it apart. The 2018 Subaru Crossover boasts of better materials. The dashboard arrangement also keeps important pieces front and center.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek also is impressive as it rides on Subaru Global Platform which was used on the new Impreza. This platform will underpin all Subarus which promises increased rigidity and improved noise cancellation. Vibration and harshness are also somehow a thing of the past because of this new Subaru technology.
Even more impressive is the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek comes equipped with X-Mode which improves pedal inputs. This is definitely one of the updates worthy to make industry experts drive and experience the latest Crosstrek.
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The AWD system of the latest Crosstrek also will significantly improve its traction on slippery surfaces. It has Hill descent control which is responsible for more control and security in varying terrains. The US Crosstrek is expected to be similar to the ones to be released in Europe. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be powered by 2.0-liter flat four and mated with CVT which can produce 152-horsepower output.
As added by Motor Trend, the 2018 Crosstrek also receives 13:1 steering ratio compared to the outgoing's 14:1 calibration. Safety is also a priority in the upcoming Crosstrek as it is available with EyeSight system that includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.
To beef up the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, the EyeSight system comes with steering adaptive headlights, high beam assist, blind spot warning, lane change assist, and much more. This definitely makes the Crosstrek a safe ride, benefiting both the passengers and the driver as well. Since peace of mind is already in place, everyone can now enjoy with its latest and updated version of Starlink infotainment system.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek's Starlink infotainment system comes with an eight-inch touch screen in upper trims should also be available. This is also compatible and will work seamlessly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which will be for all lineup. Entertaining, safe, and technologically advanced, the latest Crosstrek seems to be the crossover SUV to beat upon its official release.
Since the Europeans had the chance to witness the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek first, American consumers and industry experts will also have its chance to see it this upcoming 2017 New York Auto Show in April. This event shall bring in much-needed attention to the Crosstrek and eventually make it one of the fastest-selling SUVs in America.