Pricing has been announced for the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek compact crossover, whose lineup includes a special Kazan Edition model, and is available for the first time with blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert.
The Kazan Edition takes its name from the Japanese word for volcano. It comes in a trim-exclusive Pure Red paint colour with a black cloth seating and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift boot accented with red stitching. Other items included are unique 17-inch wheels, mesh grille, sunroof, roofline spoiler and rear bumper step pad.
In other news, Subaru appears to have quietly dropped the Crosstrek Hybrid; it’s listed on the company’s consumer website as a 2016 model, but isn’t even mentioned in the press release on the 2017 Crosstrek lineup. Judging by the photo above, the Kazan’s unique wheels look like the ones that used to be exclusive to the Hybrid.
Kazan Edition models start at $26,495 with the standard five-speed manual transmission, a rung up from the basic Touring trim, which starts at the same $24,995 MSRP as the 2016 model. Pricing for the Sport and Limited trims increases by $400 (to $27,395 and $29,395, respectively); Subaru doesn’t say as much, but we suspect those pricier models come standard with the new blind spot system. A continuously variable (CVT) automatic transmission is a $1,300 option in all trims.
A technology package that includes Subaru’s EyeSight safety system is a $1,200 option in Sport and Limited models, but, like before, is only available with the CVT.
Subaru says the 2017 Crosstrek will be available in dealerships across Canada “in late September,” and so should be rolling into showrooms as you read this.
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