2023 Subaru Crosstrek gets slimmed down range for Australia

2023 Subaru Crosstrek gets slimmed down range for Australia

The first details of the new Subaru Crosstrek range and engines have been revealed for Australia ahead of the car’s local launch.


That 2023 Subaru Cross Trek Australia is one step closer, with government documents revealing more about the car’s local specs.

Documents released by the Ministry of Infrastructure have revealed that the Crosstrek will be offered with a 2.0-liter non-turbocharged four-cylinder engine with or without hybrid-electric assist.



Buyers can choose between the entry-level Crosstrek 2.0iL, 2.0iS, Hybrid L or the top-of-the-line Crosstrek Hybrid S.

It seems the range has been steadily slimmed down, with the 2.0i premium variant disappearing from the list – joining the base 2.0i (suffixed) which was dropped from the XV range in April 2021.

Performance numbers for the new Crosstrek won’t be available until Subaru launches the model locally in the coming months, although numbers are expected to be either the same as or close to those of the outgoing XV, which produced 115 kW / 196 Nm in standard specification and 110kW/196Nm in the hybrid version.



Drive is sent to all four wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with eight simulated gear ratios, versus seven on the XV.

Australian models are also expected to get an 11.6-inch portrait infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as wireless phone charging.

Subaru has increased the number of airbags in the new Crosstrek, accompanied by a slew of safety features including autonomous emergency braking with intersection assist, lane departure warning and a new stereo camera unit for better pedestrian, cyclist and motorcycle identification.



Full pricing and specifications for the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek will be announced at the model’s local launch in the coming months.

Ben Zechariah

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