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Subaru shows off the new 2018 Crosstrek at the New York Auto Show

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【Summary】Subaru shows off the new and more spacious 2018 Crosstrek at the New York Auto Show last week following its debut in Geneva last month. The new Crosstrek has a slightly longer a longer wheelbase in addition to revamped exterior and interior design.

Eric Walz    Apr 25, 2017 5:56 PM PT
Subaru shows off the new 2018 Crosstrek at the New York Auto Show

Subaru showed off the new and more spacious 2018 Crosstrek at the New York Auto Show last week following its debut in Geneva last month. The new Crosstrek has a slightly longer a longer wheelbase in addition to revamped exterior and interior design.

The Crosstrek will keep the rugged appearance of the outgoing model as well as the wheel arch cladding, providing an 8.7-inch ground clearance and other soft-road features. The new model will ride on a 104.9-inch wheelbase (1.2 inches longer than the outgoing model) though the new version will be just 0.6 inch longer and 0.9 inch wider.

The new Crosstrek will be powered by the existing 2.0-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine, although horsepower has been increased to 152 hp, up from 148 hp in last years model. The popular compact SUV is available with a six-speed manual transmission or the familiar continuously variable transmission. Optional Limited trim comes with steering wheel paddle shifters offering seven predetermined variable transmission ratios, that allows the driver to simulate the manual shifting of gears.

The new model will come with plenty of safety tech, including Subaru's EyeSight system, which offers adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, sway warning, and automatic braking to prevent collisions. The EyeSight system also includes steering responsive headlights, which will illuminate curves in the road as the car steers into them, as well as reverse automatic braking, a relatively new feature in newer vehicles.

Active Torque Vectoring now comes standard

Active Torque Vectoring (ATV), was first introduced on Subaru's WRX and WRX STI performance cars, is now standard on all 2018 Crosstrek trims. Consumers will get greater control of the crossover and improved hazard-avoidance capabilities. The system helps reduce understeer and keeps the vehicle on the driver's intended cornering path. This technology makes handling more precise and enhances the vehicle's agility, especially in the corners. This is accomplished by using the braking system to help turn the vehicle, giving the driver a greater sense of control.

Available in Three Trim Levels

The base model will have a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as details like roof rails, while the Premium trim will add an all-weather package that includes heated front seats and windshield, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter.

The top Limited trim will add LED headlights, 18-inch wheels,and exterior chrome trim, in addition to other details and equipment. The range-topping trim will also offer a leather interior with orange double stitching, six-way power driver's seat, and an 8-inch infotainment screen. The 2018 Crosstrek also features standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be available across North America this summer.

resource from: Autoweek

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