Crosstrek is a great SUV in many ways. Few rivals can match its interior quality and overall functionality. Also, it delivers quite decent off-road performances, which usually isn’t the case with subcompact crossover. All these qualities seem great for someone who searches for a practical SUV. However, performances simply aren’t on that level, and we can easily agree that we haven’t used on such things from the six-star brand, Therefore, the latest reports suggest that the Japanese manufacturer will fix this great error and offer a completely new, hi-performance version, which will come as the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI.
Compared to standard models, it will come with significant updates in all aspects. First of all, it should come with almost two-times more power. Of course, this would require a lot of work on chassis and suspension. Finally, count on a significantly upgraded styling. Latest reports suggest that the new version could come already by the end of this year.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI will definitely rely on standard models. It will ride on the same platform and feature the same overall shape and dimensions. On the other side, we expect to see a lot of upgrades in terms of mechanics. As we already mentioned, this model will probably come with a familiar 2.5-liter turbo engine, which delivers two times more power than the current atmospheric engine. Therefore, we have no doubt that these chassis modifications will include plenty of reinforcement as well. Of course, this means new suspension as well.
At this point, we know that the new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI will come with a completely new setup. The new model will be stiffer, but won’t stand too much lower compared to the current version. Also, it will come with bigger wheels.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI Styling
Considering significant performance upgrades, a new styling seems quite natural. Of course, this would require all kinds of tweaks. As we already mentioned, the new 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI will come with bigger wheels. In practice, this would mean rims with more inches in diameter and lower-profile tires. Of course, we count on a completely new body kit as well. Expect to see a sportier front and rear bumpers, as well as new side skirts and rear spoiler. This upgrade should include a front splitter and rear diffuser as well.
Finally, the count of some work on the front fascia. What this actually means, it is hard to say at the moment. Still, we are pretty sure it will include a new grille pattern, while a new bumper should also bring different air intakes and fog-lights design. Of course, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI should come with a couple of exclusive colors as well.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI Interior
The base model features one of the finest cabins in the class. It comes with plenty of hi-quality materials, as well as with lots of practicality and functionality. Also, there is a pretty long list of standard equipment. We have no doubt that Subaru won’t touch all these good things. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI will also be a practical SUV with plenty of cargo space. On the other side, be sure of various visual improvements. The first thing that comes to mind is a sporty steering wheel. Cabins of this manufacturer have never been too glamorous, so don’t count on some spectacular stylish details. This SUV will bring a couple of sporty trimmings and sports seats, but don’t expect too much.
A great thing about this crossover is that it comes with plenty of standard equipment. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI will definitely continue in the same way. This particularly refers to tech goodies. So, count on things like an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, Bluetooth, eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, navigation, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot and much more.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI Engine
We expect to see a well-known 2.5-liter turbo engine under the hood of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI. It will be a significant power increase since this engine feature two times more power compared to the standard 2.0-liter unit. In numbers, this would mean around 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque, which should be enough to move this crossover from zero to sixty in about 5 seconds. Also, count on a six-speed manual gearbox, as well as on the company’s famous fancy new electric center differential, along with the Driver Controlled Center Differential system.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI Release Date and Price
Despite reports about the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI, we are pretty sure that the launch will most likely be scheduled for the next year. In terms of the price, we count that base versions of this performance SUV would cost you around 40.000 dollars, while additional equipment could put an additional 5.000 dollars to the price tag.