Subaru Teases All-New Crosstrek


Subaru has released a single teaser image of its all-new 2018 Crosstrek compact crossover, set to be revealed in March at the 2017 Geneva auto show.

The coyly lit photo reveals the new compact’s outline, which will disappoint anyone who wanted — or expected — the new Crosstrek to differ significantly from the redesigned Impreza hatchback upon which it is based.

Given the unsurprising visual similarity, the second-generation Crosstrek will mostly likely share the new Impreza’s updated 2.0L engine, its 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque representing a nominal uptick from the outgoing car’s 148 hp.

We figure we’ll see both five-speed manual and continuously variable automatic transmissions return, with the automatic being the more widely available option. We’re not holding our breath for a strong motor, one of the few things we think would make the already likable Crosstrek better.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.