2018 Subaru Crosstrek Unveiled: Naps Ensue

Perhaps concerned that they may fall into Honda’s redesign-beyond-recognizability trap, Subaru is sticking the course and refusing to put any more than the minimal amount of effort into their current designs. See: the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, revealed at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show.

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Sitting on top of the new Subaru Global Platform (SGP), the drive-train that will be used for all Subaru products going forward, the updated Crosstrek will be stiffer and firmer with a lower centre of gravity and an improved suspension. It utilizes the same 2L flat-four found in the 2017 Impreza, another graduate of the school of barely-noticed-it. It sees an increase of 4Hp to 152HP with 145 LB-FT of torque.

Included in the updates are  active torque vectoring, previously an upgrade, and X Mode, a traction control setting for more difficult surfaces. A bunch of nannies are included, too, increasing weight and complexity while questioning your decision making while driving.

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Making sure that none of the above seems too exciting, an updated CVT is the only transmission available.

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