Competition in the SUV section of cars is pretty stiff. So, Subaru has decided to once again redesign its Crosstrek model in order to offer the customers a larger cabin space and other design changes. This has been a welcoming decision for their fans, who really wanted to see better specs from this franchise. This new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV offers an elegant design configuration, allowing better features and interior equipment. In addition, it will also feature a more subtle as well as elegant appearance on the outside, with power packed features in its cabin. The main idea of developing this redesigned 2016 model is to ensure that customers are completely satisfied with their car. This will stimulate Subaru’s dominance in the SUV market. Now, let’s have a look at some of the above mentioned features of this 2016 model of Crosstrek XV.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV – Exterior and Interior
Exterior and interior design has improved drastically since its last model. In this 2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV, a new moonroof will be added. The interior chassis has also changed, making this car a lot slimmer than what it used to be. A stylish outlook has been created to develop an aggressive presence on road. Inside of this car, the fine quality leather upholstery has been added. The dashboard configuration has changed, with an improved central console, better 4.3 inch LCD display unit as well as latest connectivity and infotainment technology. An optional 7 inch LCD screen is also available for HD display.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV – Engine and Performance
Since SUV cars are really looking forward to introducing hybrid engine configurations, Subaru has taken an initiative to introduce its hybrid powertrains as well. This crossover model will provide 2 engine configurations, so that customers have a choice. Now, let’s have a look at those 2 engine options: A 2.0 LITER inline 4 cylinder gasoline unit will serve as the base engine for this 2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV. Power details for this engine stand at 148 HP of max power, along with 145 lbs. feet of max torque. Another secondary hybrid configuration has been added, with a 2.0 LITER gasoline engine and an electric motor of capacity 13 HP and 48 lbs. feet. This complete unit offers a maximum power output of 160 HP and around 221 lbs. feet of max torque. Fuel efficiency has been a major problem for Subaru in the past few years. However, with this new model, that is not going to be a problem any longer. Its EPA ratings are rated at 23 MPG for city drive, 30 MPG for highway drive – thus making it around 26 MPG for combined drive mode. Both these engines will be coupled with a CVT automatic transmission module, generating a top speed of 187 km per hour. Acceleration is also quite good – with 0 to 60 MPH in just 8 seconds.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV – Price and Release Date
Nothing fixed has been decided about when this model will hit the market. However, early 2016 seem like an ideal time. This 2016 Subaru Crosstrek XV will come out with a cost of $30000 for its base engine model.