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New Subaru Crosstrek 2024.

New Subaru Crosstrek 2024.

New Subaru Crosstrek 2024.

New Subaru Crosstrek for the USA: more powerful engines and local assembly.

In terms of design, the American Subaru Crosstrek is almost no different from the Japanese, but it has special technical equipment.

The world premiere of the third generation Subaru Crosstrek took place in September last year in Japan.

In the home market, the brand has moved away from its historical canons and now makes it possible to buy Crosstrek with both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive.

There will be no such tricks in the USA, since this is the main market for Subaru and the company values \u200b\u200bits reputation here — so only all-wheel drive.

The name Crosstrek, previously used only in North America, has become global in the third generation of the crossover, the letters XV can be forgotten.

Moreover, last year the “second” Crosstrek at the end of its career became the most popular Subaru model in the US and set an absolute sales record for itself: 155,142 copies were sold, which is 21.7% more than in 2021.

The second place was taken by the cross-universal Outback (147,262 units, -4.8%), the third place was taken by the crossover Forester (114,096 units, -26.3%).

New Subaru Crosstrek 2024.

Of course, the company has high hopes for the new Crosstrek and for the first time in history this model will be produced at the SIA (Subaru of Indiana Automotive) plant in the USA in Lafayette, Indiana.

True, not the full range will be produced here, but only the older Sport and Limited trim levels and only with a 2.5-liter petrol boxer.

Yes, yes, unlike the Japanese Crosstrek, which is offered only with a hybrid power plant based on a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the “American” retained the 2.5-liter engine from its predecessor, its maximum output is 185 hp. and 241 Nm.

New Subaru Crosstrek 2024.

A hybrid Crosstrek for the United States has not been announced (at least not yet), the younger versions of the model are equipped with a 2.0-liter engine without a hybrid makeweight, and the American Crosstrek has more output than the Japanese one — 154 hp. and 197 Nm against 145 hp and 188 Nm.

The gearbox is now the same for all versions — the Lineartronic CVT with manual mode for switching fixed gear ratios.

The previous generation Crosstrek had a “mechanics” in the base, the rejection of it led to an increase in the starting price from $23,645 to $24,995, although the increase in price was not only for this reason.

New Subaru Crosstrek 2024.

The basic equipment has become richer: in particular, an improved “three-eyed” EyeSight system has appeared, on which the work of electronic driver assistants is tied.

The dimensions of the Subaru Crosstrek have not changed much with the change of generations, but the exterior decor has become more brutal, the American version in the Sport package on a protective plastic body kit, in addition, has contrasting yellow inserts.

The body and chassis in the new generation of the crossover have become stiffer, the ground clearance is 221 mm (21 mm more than that of the “Japanese”). Wheels — 17- or 18-inch.

New Subaru Crosstrek 2024.

The vertical 11.6-inch multimedia screen shown in the promotional photos of the salon, where microclimate control is sewn up, is only for rich trim levels.

In the base, the new Crosstrek for the USA has two separate 7-inch screens on the center console — the upper one is responsible for multimedia functions, the lower one is for the «weather» and driving settings of the car. The volume of the trunk with the rear seats folded down is 1549 liters.

The new Japanese-built Subaru Crosstrek with a 2.0-liter engine will appear at American dealers in the spring, while American-made crossovers with a 2.5-liter engine will have to wait until the summer.

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