Adventure and Versatility at Its Core
There’s some exciting news for those of you who’ve been keeping an eye on what Subaru’s been up to. They have just introduced its new Crosstrek model in the UK, and it’s set to replace the outgoing XV. This isn’t just any car release; it’s a bold statement in the world of SUVs, starting at a reasonable £34,290.
So, what makes the Crosstrek stand out? Well, it’s designed for those who love a mix of utility and sportiness. Picture this: a class-leading 220mm ground clearance, perfect for your off-road adventures, yet it’s still a breeze to hop into.
Plus, Subaru’s renowned All-Wheel Drive system now comes with a snappier response and better control, whether you’re cruising on the motorway or tackling rugged terrains. And for those steep hills? The Crosstrek has got you covered with its Hill Descent Control.
Inside, you’ll find a commodious 315-litre boot, which can expand up to 922 litres – talk about space! The 60:40 folding rear seats add flexibility, and the low lift-over height makes loading your gear a doddle. Raised roof rails are a bonus for those who need more storage for their escapades.
Sleek Design Meets Functional Aerodynamics
Moving to aesthetics, the Crosstrek’s exterior is a head-turner with its frameless hexagonal grille and compact headlights. The sculptural body and broad-shouldered stance spell adventure, while the black wheel arch cladding adds a touch of elegance. Depending on the model, you get either 17 or 18-inch diamond-turned alloy wheels.
Aerodynamics isn’t left out of the equation. With air outlets at strategic points, the Crosstrek promises reduced lift on the front tyres and improved stability. The cabin is a haven of comfort, with a focus on reducing noise and enhancing seat support – perfect for those long drives.
Tech-Loaded and Ready for the Road
Tech-savvy drivers, rejoice! The Crosstrek comes with an 11.6-inch multimedia touchscreen, fitted with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. That means your favourite tunes and apps are just a touch away. The system doubles as a hub for controlling various car functions, and there’s even a rear vision camera for those tricky parking spots.
Performance and Handling: A New Era
Under the hood, the Crosstrek boasts a 2.0-litre SUBARU e-BOXER engine, delivering a balance of power and efficiency. Expect smooth acceleration and responsive handling, thanks to the Lineartronic CVT and Subaru’s electronic power steering rack. Whether you’re accelerating onto a motorway or navigating through city streets, the Crosstrek feels agile and assured.
Uncompromised Safety and Structure
Subaru hasn’t skimped on safety. The Crosstrek’s structure is now 10% stiffer, offering both a smoother ride and a quieter cabin. But here’s the real kicker: the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.
This system has been upgraded to react more smoothly and under a wider range of conditions, including identifying pedestrians and cyclists earlier. Plus, with features like Automatic Emergency Steering and a Driver Monitoring System, you’re in for a safer driving experience.
For those of you who worry about the fine print, Subaru’s got you covered with a 3-year / 60,000-mile warranty, and an 8-year / 100,000-mile warranty for the traction battery. So, for anyone in the market for an SUV that combines style, versatility, and safety, the Crosstrek might just be your new best mate.
Keep your eyes peeled at your local Subaru dealerships – this is one ride you don’t want to miss out on!