2016 Subaru Crosstrek changes, turbo, hybrid

Subaru automaker is not being left behind in terms of improving and creating new autos to satisfy its huge fans desire for better cars. In competing with its rivals, Subaru is going to redesign the Crosstrek once more despite having improved its performance and appearance previously. The automaker will make its body more elegant and attractive and will also improve the available features and equipments to enhance its overall performance. Its interior will also receive some modifications to make it sportier and more classic. The new model will be known as the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek front


The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will receive a huge transformation on its exterior especially its top which will be marked by a beautiful moon-roof. Another exterior change from the previous model will be in its shape. The new Crosstrek’s body is said to be slimmer than that of the outgoing model. This change is aimed at making the redesigned model more agile on the road. Its rear end will receive some improvements to give it a more stylish appearance.

Inside, some considerable adjustments will also be made. They include leather upholstered seats, a huge LCD display, safety airbags for every seat, MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity, Built-in internet, automatic air conditioning system and a steering wheel mounted with control features. This model’s cabin shall be big enough providing the passengers with enough leg and head room, more so the rear passengers. Its seats will be quite comfortable as they will be adjustable to suite the occupant’s desired seating position. Its interior will be upholstered in fantastic dark colors which will make the auto more stylish. Subaru had recently revamped the Crosstrek’s interior especially its infotainment features. Therefore, the 2016 Crosstrek will get the same current infotainment features. Other luxurious features which will be found inside the redesigned Crosstrek include an armrest that can be folded down to be used as a cup holder, leather upholstered shift knobs, a HD radio, rear view camera with back-up, two USB ports, voice controls, a standard 4.3 inch display screen or an optional 7 inch screen with multi-touch gestures, six quality sound speakers and navigation system.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek interior


This small crossover SUV will run on a 2.0 liter four cylinder unit. This engine will have the capacity to produce 148 horsepower and 145 pounds-feet of torque. Its fuel efficiency is rated at 23/30/26 mpg city/combined/highway respectively. When mated to a CVT transmission, its consumption will be at 25/28 mpg. The SUV will accelerate from zero to sixty two miles per hour in about nine seconds. The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will reach a top speed of 187 km/h.

Besides the above engine, the new Crosstrek is expected to get a hybrid variant comprising of 2.0 liter four cylinder combined with an electric motor generating 13 hp and 48 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid system will generate about 160 horsepower and 221 Nm of torque. With the Hybrid unit, the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek will accelerate from zero to sixty two mph in 8 seconds.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek side

2016 Subaru Crosstrek: Release Date and Price

The base model of 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is approximated at $ 21 000 while the hybrid model is speculated to cost $ 30 000. Its release date is expected to be early 2016.

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