2016 Subaru Crosstrek
This model, which is heavily based on Impreza, was originally launched in 2013. It shares most of the technical characteristics such as chassis, engines or styling, but it also features more ground clearance for better off-road capability, more rugged appearance and also more equipment, so it is technically a crossover. If we consider that company usually makes a mid-cycle refresh in fourth year after launch, it is expected that 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will come with several modifications. Most of the changes will refer on exterior design and improved interior features, while mechanical part is expected to remain pretty much unchanged.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek changes
Subaru updated Impreza recently and it is expected that 2016 Crosstrek will also suffer similar modifications. When it is about exterior look, new model will get revisited front end which includes new bumper, while side mirrors should also be modified. Front and back lighting will be modified too, but those changes will be just minor nature. When it is about interior, 2016 Subaru Crosstrek should come with improved infotainment system. It will be equipped with new AT&T 4G LTE capability, Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services, which provide stolen vehicle recovery, automatic collision notification, remote vehicle services such as lock/unlock via smartphone and monthly vehicle health reports. On the other side, new generation of Eyesight system isn’t expected to come before next-generation model. the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will probably come with new “Sport” trim in offer, which will feature rear hatch spoiler, STi branded wheels, STi shift knob etc.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek engine
The engine for 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will remain unchanged. The North American version will be powered by 2.0 liter Boxer engine, which could be mated either with 5-speed manual or CVT transmission and has total output of 148 horses. On the other side, European model is also available with 1.6 liter petrol engine, which is paired with 5-speed manual or CVT, and 2.0 liter diesel engine, which could be paired with either 6-speed manual or CVT.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek release date and price
Although there is still no official confirmation, it is expected that 2016 Subaru will come very late this year. Price will probably remain unchanged, which means base price around 21.500 dollars.