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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Breaks Cover

by Shane McGlaun
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Subaru has unveiled the all-new 2018 edition of its Crosstrek ahead of its official debut of the crossover at the New York International Auto Show. Its updated design definitely more evolutionary than a major redesign, with the most noticeable changes being the more streamlined headlamps and grille design up front, a more pronounced beltline, and new taillamps that wrap onto a revised liftgate.

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The Crosstrek has 8.7-inches of ground clearance and still comes with a 6-speed manual standard on its base and Premium trims. A CVT automatic is an option on both versions and standard on the high-end model. CVT models all get X-mode for off-roading. The 2.0L boxer four makes 152 hp, up a few from the 148 hp on the current model.

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The new Crosstrek has an elongated new 104.9-inch wheelbase, 1.2-inches longer than the last model. Overall length is only 0.6-inches longer and it’s 0.9-inches wider than the outgoing model. This gives the car a larger cargo area.

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All get a 6.5-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. EyeSight safety tech is also available, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure and Sway Warning. Blind Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available, as well as steering responsive headlights. Pricing for the new Crosstrek is unannounced at this time.

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