Subaru’s entry-level crossover is about to receive a full redesign. Those are the latest reports we are getting, even though the officials are still quiet. Simply, such a scenario perfectly fits Subraru’s policy, where production cycles last five years. As the current-generation 2022 model is in its fifth model year, it’s pretty much for sure that the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek will come all-new.
At this point, we don’t know the details. Still, we can make predictions about some of the most basic things, starting from the platform, general exterior design, engine options etc.
We believe that the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek will hit the market sometime in the second half of the next year.
2023 Subaru Crosstrek Redesign
This redesign is expected to be pretty comprehensive. It should bring changes in various aspects and one of the first things that come to mind is the platform. Of course, we are talking about the company’s new, modular platform, which already debuted in the new Impreza and WRX models. Naturally, we count on improvements regarding suspension setup, ride quality, more athletic handling etc.
Logically, the new generation will bring a new look. At this point, it’s hard to talk about details but knowing Subaru’s typical approach to this matter, it’s quite easy to conclude that the changes will be mostly evolutionary. We don’t expect to see anything significant, but rather an evolution of the current design.
The same thing goes for interior design. Simply, the current cabin already looks pretty nice, with fine materials and good build quality. So, the new 2023 Subaru Crosstrek will probably bring even finer materials, along with further improvements regarding build quality. Naturally, the new dashboard will bring more modern aesthetics.
When it comes to the interior space, the new model might bring a slight size increase, which would reflect to the passenger and cargo space. Still, we don’t expect significant changes in this aspect. That’s not an issue at all, especially if we consider that the current model already offers a decent amount of space, especially when compared to rivals.
2023 Subaru Crosstrek Engines
once again, no bigger surprises are expected. Most likely, base models will continue with the same 2.0-liter flat-four, which currently puts out 152 horsepower. The optional engine will remain the same as well. Of course, we are talking about the 2.5-liter flat-four, which currently puts out 182 horsepower and offers notably better performance.
we have no doubt that the new 2023 Subaru Crosstrek will also continue with a hybrid version on the offer. At this point, the details are still unavailable, but we presume that the new generation could bring improvements regarding power and efficiency. For reference, the current model combines a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor and an 8.8-kWh battery pack. It features a combined output of 148 horsepower, while you can also count on 17 miles of the all-electric range.
2023 Subaru Crosstrek Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2022, with a starting price of around 23.000 dollars. Key competitors should be models like Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona etc.