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Subaru is looking to build up its success in the highly disputed and popular compact crossover segment with the second generation Crosstrek, making its US-spec debut at the New York Auto Show later this month.

It was only last month that Japan’s Subaru took the wraps of the all-new Subaru XV in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show and now the US version – dubbed Crosstrek but essentially the same car – is making its way towards the New York Auto Show. Subaru’s new North American arrival is the company’s second model to adopt the all-new modular Subaru Global Platform – the wheelbase surged 1.2 inches compared to its predecessor and there’s also 8.7-inches of ground clearance.

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Just like the other model on the new architecture – the Impreza – the Crosstrek goes for an even more adventurous design overall. Since we’re dealing with a crossover we also get black cladding along the sides, wheel arches, and rocker panels to secure the much-needed rugged appearance. For the North American version, the 2018 Crosstrek gets a reworked variant of the 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine that comes with a mild upgrade – from 148 to 152 horsepower. Naturally, the Crosstrek also uses the company’s proprietary torque vectoring all-wheel drive – and transmission choices include a six-speed manual as well as a CVT with off-road-oriented X-Mode.