Subaru has announced details of its latest XV compact SUV with new styling, extra equipment and, most of all — a new name.
The all-new Subaru Crosstrek is available now for pre-order via Subaru.com.au or through your local Subaru Retailer.
Australian pricing and specifications have been confirmed prior to the anticipated launch in April.
The Subaru XV has been around since 2012 under that name. both in Australia and overseas markets, apart from North America where it was sold as the Crosstrek.
With the release of the current third generation model, all markets will now use the Crosstrek name.
All Crosstrek variants come with smart key and push-start ignition, dusk-sensing LED headlights, roof rails and power-folding door mirrors.
Crosstrek 2.0R, 2.0S and Hybrid S also get LED Daytime Running Lights with the top-spec 2.0L and Hybrid L featuring a bulb-type DRLs.
As with the outgoing XV, new Crosstrek will come with a choice of five variants, three petrol (2.0L, 2.0R and 2.0S) and two hybrid (Hybrid L and Hybrid S). All in Subaru’s long-established ‘Boxer’ configuration.
As with all Australian Subaru models, except for the BRZ coupe, Crosstrek will come with all-wheel drive.
Safety has been upgraded with the latest generation EyeSight Driver Assist system with an improved stereo camera, a new Wide-Angle Monocular Camera, speed sign recognition and a Lane Centring function.
Also, standard is Subaru’s Driver Monitoring System, Driver Focus, which uses infrared LED and a camera to monitor the driver for signs of inattention or sleepiness and if detected, warns them to refocus their attention.
All models now get a new 11.6-inch portrait touchscreen display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as a wireless Qi smartphone charger.