The new Subaru XV Crosstrek version – the crossover version of the Impreza – is coming to the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva as the current version – now six years old – had been growing long in the tooth.
First arriving at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2011, the XV – Crosstrek in America – has been here for quite a while. So a new generation is clearly needed because the Impreza model has already been presented new from the ground up for the current model year, complete with an all-new architecture. The teaser is now revealing the changeover will occur at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with pre-orders actually kicking off live in Japan March 9, 2017. The Ebisu-based carmaker spilled very little details, but we can see inspiration coming from the XV Concept.
We’re also betting the new Impreza architecture is the technical starting point, as is the use of the FB20 2.0-liter boxer engine with 152 horsepower, 145 lb-ft and direct-injection technology for the Symmetrical AWD and Lineartronic CVT. By the way, Subaru’s new global platform is also accepting electrified powertrains – so don’t be surprised if the new XV Crosstrek will see at least a plug in hybrid version further down the line.