MISSISSAUGA, ON, – Subaru Canada, Inc. today announced that it is expanding its line of vehicles to include the all-new 2013 XV Crosstrek. The Subaru XV Crosstrek, which arrives this fall, was first shown in Canada during the auto show circuit and received an overwhelmingly positive response. The Subaru XV Crosstrek fits within an emerging sub-segment of the compact SUV category commonly known as a crossover vehicle.
Subaru based the new XV Crosstrek on the Impreza platform, making significant changes to the chassis and body and configuring interior standard equipment and options specifically for this new model.
All 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek models are powered by a 148-hp 2.0-litre SUBARU BOXER engine, teamed to Subaru’s vaunted symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive via a 5-speed manual transmission or available second-generation Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission).
Although official EPA fuel economy figures are not yet available, Subaru anticipates that the 2013 XV Crosstrek will achieve manufacturer-estimated fuel economy figures of 8.2 L/100 KM city and 6.0 L/100 KM highway. In addition, the 60-litre fuel tank in the XV Crosstrek is 5 litres greater than that in the Impreza.
The Subaru XV Crosstrek’s four-wheel independent suspension features a raised configuration and 220 mm of ground clearance. Standard is a 680-kilogram towing capacity plus 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/55 R17 all-season tires. Its four-wheel disc brake system features front rotors larger than those found on Impreza 2.5i models.
Source: Canada Newswire / Subaru