Subaru Crosstrek, Xv gets updated and renamed.  Here’s what it is and how it’s going

Subaru Crosstrek, Xv gets updated and renamed. Here’s what it is and how it’s going

Now in its third series, a few points of contact.

Subaru Crosstrek, a few details update the look

The discussion is not about aesthetics, because there are few details that allow us to distinguish Crosstrek from Xv without fail. In fact, the update does not involve new sheet metal and is only focused on the upper body structures. In particular, the grille, front and rear lights, bumper shields, roof spoiler, side protection that includes air vents to improve the flow of air around the car and those below. However, the changes give the impression that the front and the tail are easier. The design is not shown in dimensions that follow those of millimeters and pass, respectively, up to 1.60 and 2.67 meters.

Subaru Crosstrek, inside is refined and technological

The interior changes following the performance directives introduced by the Outback and the instruments tend towards refinement, thanks also to the high level of quality of construction and materials. The environment is affected by the design of the dashboard and the central console, occupied by the 11.6-inch touchscreen display of the infotainment system. The latter integrates wireless connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a navigator that also includes the What3words function, a service that divides the world into three-meter squares by assigning three unique words to each of them to identify the position. Clever, but it didn’t seem to work very well for us because to use it you need to know these terms and, of course, to use it you need to put together some kind of password. From the central display which is used like that of a smartphone you can also access the service controls, which can be recognized and used without having to go from one menu to another.

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Subaru Crosstrek, a new hybrid powertrain and advanced X system

The Crosstrek is based on a ruggedized version of the SGP’s modular architecture and is powered by a new hybrid powertrain, slightly more powerful than the XV’s. It has a 2-liter direct four-cylinder box engine with 136 horsepower and 182 Nm of torque along with an electric unit with 16.7 horsepower powered by a 118 V lithium-ion battery, as well as a gearbox with an ever-changing ratio. . It should be noted that this system, like that of the Forester, is described by Subaru as a mild hybrid but, in fact, it is also a full hybrid. In fact, with a charged battery it moves the car even under the impulse of the electric motor at one and a half kilometers to 40 per hour. The Crosstrek also receives a new version of the Crosstrek also receives updates that reduce mechanical vibrations to increase comfort, the new Adas and the improvement of the EyeSight system, which uses new cameras that expand the range of recognition of what is in front of the vehicle, one of which is added to the extended vision that , together, also improving the performance of driving assistance systems. EyeSight also launches light warnings in the event of danger and detects driver fatigue and “wakes” them with acoustic and light signals.

Subaru Crosstrek, high comfort and unstoppable

The Crosstrek gives those behind the wheel the chance to do the work of driving thanks to the intelligent arrangement of instruments, controls, central display and excellent visibility in all directions, also benefiting from a height from the ground worthy of an SUV: 22 cm. Despite this feature, which benefits traveling on rough terrain where this Subaru moves very easily, the Crosstrek on the pavement is very easy to handle and equally reliable thanks not only to the continuous work of the all-wheel drive, but also to the excellent weight. distribution and with a suspension configuration that copes with roll and pitch without compromising comfort. This is of a very high standard because the passenger compartment is sufficiently insulated from noise and vibrations and, in addition, the Crosstrek takes newly designed seats, placed directly in front of the guides that they slide and not on the supporting brackets to prevent spinning. . The results of this innovation in most driving situations are similar to those found in fully electric luxury cars, especially since the new power train does its part with the balance of delivery and silence. In addition, thanks to the electronic map that uses the electric motor for power, it offers quick responses and a driving feeling exactly like that of the more powerful 14 horsepower before the XV. Staying on the subject of performance, the Crosstrek, reaching 198 per hour, is also a little faster than the Xv, but on average it consumes a little less: 7.7 liters per 100 km. In short, the downgrade does not affect the pleasure of driving with the configuration of the Classic car and Sports and even improve overall performance.