Subaru’s Crosstrek has been redesigned, and the model destined on the market in Japan has been proven.
The favored compact crossover, now in its third technology, will launch within the U.S. subsequent yr as a 2024 mannequin. Subaru will launch specs for this market nearer to that date.
In Japan, the brand new Crosstrek will hit the bottom operating with a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine together with a mild-hybrid setup. Subaru hasn’t launched any specs for the powertrain however the identical setup in different fashions sees the engine ship roughly 143 hp and the mild-hybrid an extra 13 hp.
Finishing the drivetrain is a repeatedly variable transmission (CVT) and all-wheel-drive system. Subaru mentioned enhancements had been made to cut back vibrations and noise of the engine and transmission in comparison with the present Crosstrek.
Underpinning the car is the newest model of the Subaru International modular platform. Key modifications made embody a extra inflexible development technique the place the total inside body is constructed first earlier than the outer physique panels are welded on. Beforehand, the physique was made by establishing the higher and decrease sections individually after which becoming a member of them.
The extra inflexible design, which was launched within the newest WRX and associated Levorg, is alleged to enhance dealing with in addition to absorption of vibrations. Further soundproofing materials was additionally added to additional refine cabin atmosphere.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek (Japan spec)
Measuring 176 inches lengthy, the brand new Crosstrek is roughly the identical size as its predecessor. This implies related cabin house, and the newest mannequin additionally preserves its predecessor’s 60:40 folding rear seats. Relying on the specification, the car weighs wherever between 3,395 and three,571 lb..
For the outside design, Subaru toughened up the look with new grille bars, expanded cladding on the entrance and rear fascias, and obtainable 18-inch wheels. The inside design mimics different latest Subarus and features a typical instrument cluster together with a big 11.6-inch touchscreen within the heart stack serving because the infotainment hub.
The Crosstrek stays considered one of Subaru’s top-selling autos within the U.S., with gross sales right here final yr registering at 127,466 items. The enhancements made to the redesigned mannequin ought to assist keep that success.