All-New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek: What You Need to Know

2018 Subaru Crosstrek
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The Impreza Gets the Crossover Treatment

Take an existing model, raise the suspension, add some lower body cladding, and with a minimal investment, you have a new vehicle, often with greater sales appeal than the model on which it was based. That is what happened with the Outback, based on Subaru’s Legacy wagon, more than 20 years ago.

It then happened again with the introduction of the Impreza-based 2013 XV Crosstrek. That XV Crosstrek, now just Crosstrek in the U.S., took over for the Outback Sport in Subaru’s lineup. Last year the Crosstrek, with its bolder wheels and colors, outsold the Impreza by a nearly two-to-one margin.

With the redesigned 2017 Impreza now on sale, it should be no surprise that Subaru has been preparing a new Impreza-based 2018 Crosstrek. The best guess has it arriving late this summer or early in the fall. Here’s what we have been able to discover so far.

(Note: The photos in this slideshow feature the European-spec Crosstrek, which is called the XV.)