The New 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Offers Hardly Anything New
The first Crosstrek was offered to us in the year 2013. And it was just last year that Subaru decided to make some major changes in the vehicle and offered us a Crosstrek which was slightly bigger in size and had a capability of crash absorption that was almost 40% more than before. It came as a bit of a shock when we heard that the company was planning on launching yet another model of this vehicle in 2019. Since the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comes in so soon after the release of the 2018 model, we do not really expect there to be too many changes in the 2019 model.
The Crosstrek is the number one choice of those people who do not like driving around in an SUV and yet love a lifted wagon. While all the other car makers are rushing to enter and conquer the subcompact market, Subaru has been sitting and ruling this segment for the past 6 years. Subaru has been setting records with its growing monthly sales, and the launch of the 2019 model has been done to capitalize on this success of the company.
As mentioned above, with the 2019 Crosstrek not many changes are expected. However, the company does claim to have done a redesigning of the car. Below are a few highlights of the changes that we noticed in the car when we got our first sneak peek of this new Crosstrek.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Size: This is the biggest and the most significant change that we observed in the new model of this car. The size of the car has been increased. The 2019 model will come with a new chassis because of which the wheelbase will increase by 1.2 inches. The width of the car has also increased by 0.9 inches, while the length of the body of the car has grown by 0.6 inches.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Interiors: The interiors of the car will get revamped, and the cabin is expected to become bigger and more spacious. As a result of this, you will be able to enjoy more headroom, hip room and leg room in every row of the car. The cargo room in the vehicle has also increased in size, growing by 3.4 cubic feet.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Exterior: Not much has changed on the exterior of the car. Although the company is promising to make the same cooler and smarter. The vehicle is expected to be available in new colors. The overhangs will become shorter and the headlights of the car would get refreshed. The redesigning of the body of the car has given it more flowing lines. The door panels have become scalloped.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Engine: The 2019 Crosstrek will come with a 2.0 liter Boxer engine. This engine with have a direct injection system. The horsepower of this engine would be better and higher than the power generated by the engine in the 2018 model. The new horsepower of the vehicle would go up to 152 HP. However, the torque of the vehicle would stay at 145 pound feet.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Technology: For giving the drivers of this car better handling capabilities, Active Torque Vectoring have been provided in the vehicle. For a smoother and fun ride in off road conditions, the vehicle will have the X-mode available. For improved entertainment, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay would be made available through the new Multimedia system. The buyers of the car would be able to read the tire pressure of all the individual tires with the help of the new tire pressure monitoring system available in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Eyesight Features: Many new Eyesight features will also be upgraded to the vehicle. This will include High Beam Assist. The Reverse Automatic Braking system will help the drivers in detecting any obstacles while backing up the vehicle. The Forward Braking System, which is a standard feature in the Crosstrek since the very first model, will be present in this latest model as well.
The overall experience of driving this new model is expected to be tighter and sportier. The company is really hoping that this enhanced sporty feel of the car would attract its customers.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Release Date And Pricing
The official release date of the car has not been announced yet by the company. In fact, there is absolutely no word from the officials of the company about when they plan to release this new model in the market. Hence, it can safely be assumed that this model is definitely not hitting our nearest showroom till at least the summer of 2018. As far as the price of the car is concerned, since not many changes have been made to the 2019 model, hence, the price should not change much as well. There should to only a marginal or a slight increase in the price and the vehicle should be available within the range of $23,710 and $27, 210.
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