Subaru is yet to unveil the next generation XV in Geneva, but we can almost tell how it will look like. Apparently, a teaser of Subaru’s upcoming 2018 Crosstrek model has already surfaced both online and on social media platforms. At first impression, the production version of the new crossover is virtually the same as the XV concept that the Japanese brand had put on display at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. And by the way, the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will be on March 7. In the meantime, let’s analyze the teaser photo since it is all that we’ve got so far.
Although the image is somewhat hiding under its own shadow, the sporty and rugged appeal of the concept XV is apparent. Besides, you don’t have to be an expert here just to compare the previous concept with the final product. You can see its entire shape right on the spot including its wide and low body stance, two tone alloy wheels as well as the new integrated door handles and the mirrors on both sides.
But since the Japanese auto maker hasn’t said a word about the specs, we can only assume for now. As far as we know, the Crosstrek will be sharing the same platform as with the new Subaru Impreza. In this case, we’ll be expecting it to come with an updated version of the current model’s 2.0 litre engine along with AWD, improved fuel consumption and more spacious interior. If there is more, the compact crossover will also have the brand’s latest version of Starlink Infotainment system and EyeSight safety assistance technology on board. Also, it is supposed to be capable of running the latest Android Auto and Apple Car Play integration for your smart device.
Interestingly, Subaru showcased the XV Concept at the Montreal Auto Show in Canada just over a week ago. It is also where the company has announced that the concept’s aggressive styling cues will be very much like what we’d be expecting after the final touches.
If we have to take Subaru’s word for it, then we can be sure that the new Subaru Crosstrek will have that distinct off-road body, sharp corners and stunning headlights just as what they showcased in Geneva last 2016. Of course it can’t be without Subaru’s new Global Platform. Meaning to say, we can also expect better ground clearance and an ample roof rack to go with the latest version of the crossover. And lastly, it will be using the much hyped symmetrical all -wheel- drive system we’ve been hearing about just like in the next generation Subaru Impreza. Impressive, isn’t it?