We previously thought that the new engine for the SUV will be 200-strong oppozitnik from the coupe BRZ or maybe even the turbocharged engine from the Subaru Ascent, developing 264 HP, But the reality was more prosaic.
The most powerful power unit, available now for the XV/Crosstrek was the aspirated volume of 2.5 liters with output of 185 HP and 239 Nm of torque. Its supposed to be aggregated exclusively with a CVT and proprietary system of a full drive, and install a new motor for the US market is planned only for the two most expensive modification of the crossover under the names Premium and Sport.
Installation of the variator (instead of six mechanics for the basic version) involves the appearance and some additional amenities. For example, a special “off” option drive electronics by the name of X-Mode coupled with assistant descent from the mountain, the choice between “intellectual” and “sport” driving modes, as well as complex driving assistants Subaru EyeSight. Dynamic characteristics of new items not named.
The Limited trim level in the United States means the extension of the set of options compared to baseline options (including 18-inch wheels and a multimedia system screen at 8 inches instead of the standard 6.5-inch), but the performance Sport gets and external differences. To identify such XV/Crosstrek will be on the original pads on the wheel arches, brushed accents on the body and one of the two new exterior colors – Plasma Yellow Pearl or Blue Pearl Horizon. Contrast color inserts will appear in the cabin.
In North America sales more powerful and apparently quick crossover will start later this year, but prices are not yet named.
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Now the crossover Subaru XV in Ukraine is equipped with a 1.6 – or 2-liter engine 114 or 152 HP respectively along with a CVT and all-wheel drive (by the way, the Junior XV spends on acceleration to 100 km/h in about 14 seconds). The prices on the cars of 2020 are within the range from 29 000 to 32 $ 600.