Subaru Unveils the All-New Crosstrek
Subaru Southern Africa is proud to present the highly anticipated all-new Subaru Crosstrek, marking a new chapter in the compact crossover segment in South Africa. Boasting advanced safety technologies, enhanced comfort, and impressive capabilities, the Crosstrek sets a new standard for versatility and performance in its class.
Bold Design for Adventurous Souls
The all-new Subaru Crosstrek showcases a captivating and non-conformist design that perfectly captures the essence of adventure and playfulness. Featuring a distinct hexagonal 3D grille, sleek headlights, and muscular wheel arches, the Crosstrek exudes versatility while maintaining an air of lightness. The model comes in nine exciting exterior colors, including Crystal White Pearl, Oasis Blue, and Sun Blaze Pearl, allowing customers to personalize their Crosstrek to suit their style. Additionally, a choice of 17-inch and 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels further enhances the vehicle's commanding presence.
Refined Interior and Advanced Technology
Subaru has prioritized in-car refinement and driver-centered design in the all-new Crosstrek. The cabin is equipped with the latest driver-focused technology, including an 11.6-inch central display and a multifunctional steering wheel. The range-topping Crosstrek iS features a larger HD display with Subaru's cutting-edge infotainment architecture. Notably, the new Crosstrek introduces Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a wireless phone charging pad for seamless smartphone integration and convenience.
Passenger comfort has been enhanced with the introduction of Subaru leather seats with 8-way adjustable power operation in the flagship iS model, while the base iL model comes with fabric seats. The seats are designed to provide optimal support and reduce fatigue, ensuring a comfortable and refined driving experience. The Crosstrek also includes dual-zone climate control, remote keyless access, and steering-responsive LED headlights with an Auto High Beam function as standard across the range.
The all-new Crosstrek embodies Subaru's renowned Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, ensuring exceptional performance and handling in any driving condition. The Crosstrek is equipped with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder BOXER® engine that delivers 115 kW of power and 196 Nm of torque. The improved Lineartronic CVT with paddle shifters allows for manual mode operation through eight pre-set ratios, resulting in improved acceleration and fuel efficiency.
In addition to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Crosstrek features Active Torque Vectoring and the SI-Drive driving mode management system, enhancing the vehicle's dynamic responsiveness. The compact SUV also incorporates aerodynamic enhancements, such as air outlets and improved body design, contributing to better stability, efficiency, and overall performance.
The Subaru Crosstrek is not just a capable on-road vehicle; it excels off-road as well. The Driver-selectable X-MODE off-road management system, available on both variants, provides enhanced performance on slippery or challenging terrains. With pre-configured modes for different conditions, such as SNOW/DIRT and MUD, as well as Hill Assist and Hill Descent Control, the Crosstrek ensures maximum traction and control during off-road adventures.
Subaru is committed to prioritizing safety, and the all-new Crosstrek exemplifies this dedication. With the goal of reducing fatal accidents to zero, Subaru has equipped the Crosstrek with comprehensive safety technologies. The vehicle's primary safety features include improved outward visibility, thanks to refined A-pillar and D-pillar designs, and Subaru's legendary all-wheel drive system, which enhances control and responsiveness to help avoid accidents.
Passive safety is greatly improved with the Subaru Global Platform, which provides enhanced protection for occupants and pedestrians in the event of a collision. The platform incorporates additional sub-frames for better impact absorption. Furthermore, the Crosstrek boasts a total of nine airbags, including knee airbags and a front seat cushion airbag, ensuring comprehensive occupant protection.
Leading the safety technology lineup is the latest version of Subaru's award-winning EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. The Crosstrek is equipped with a stereo camera system that offers features such as Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure Prevention, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The system has been enhanced to detect and respond to potential hazards more effectively, reducing the risk of collisions. Additional safety features include Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Reverse Automatic Braking, and a Rear Seat Reminder to prevent child or pet entrapment.
Pricing and Availability
The all-new Subaru Crosstrek will be available in two variants in Southern Africa: the mid-spec Crosstrek iL and the flagship Crosstrek iS. The Crosstrek iL is priced at R579,000, while the top-of-the-line iS variant carries a price tag of R669,000.
With its striking design, advanced technology, and unparalleled safety features, the all-new Subaru Crosstrek offers South African customers an exceptional compact crossover that seamlessly blends comfort, capability, and peace of mind on every adventure.