The Subaru Crosstrek and the related Impreza sedan should be remodeled for 2023
Its design will be more evolutionary than revolutionary
Some design cues will be shared with the new Subaru WRX
The Subaru Crosstrek, the brand’s smallest lifted wagon, is due for a refresh in 2023. A camouflaged prototype was spotted on the road in California.
From what can be seen, Subaru stayed true to their habits by giving the new generation a style that is very similar to the current model, while incorporating some new elements.
This design philosophy has proven its worth to Subaru because despite making the new model seem less exciting than a totally new look would have done, it allows the car to build on the success of its predecessor by being instantly recognisable by anyone who knows about the Crosstrek.
The front end will be similar to the one seen on the new WRX, with the same headlamps and a similar grille treatment. The rear of the vehicle will resemble more closely to the bigger Outback wagon due to its C shaped taillamps.
On the side profile, the Crosstrek will have plastic fender liners similar to the ones used on the new WRX which make to wheel opening look bigger than it actually is.
Few information was released about the powertrains, but it is expected that the 2.5L boxer four-cylinder engine will return, as well has the plug-in hybrid version.
The interior will also reportedly be extensively reworked to incorporate new technologies, but images of it have not been released yet.
As with the Outback and the Forester, a new Wilderness version will be added to the catalogue and this off-road focused edition will have a higher ground clearance and a more robust AWD system with a dual function X-mode.
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is expected to be officially revealed in late 2022 with sales beginning in the following spring. The related Impreza compact sedan and hatchback will be revealed at the same time.