The new generation of Subaru’s subcompact crossover is on the way. If we consider that the current generation has been around since 2018, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer is following its 5-year cycle policy once again. At this point, we are still waiting for some official details but it looks like the new generation is about to bring a lot of interesting changes. Of course, the styling and the interior will be new, but we count on an evolutionary design approach in this case. On the other hand, we might see some pretty significant changes under the hood of the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek.
Allegedly, the next generation will get a new powertrain. The current unit will be replaced with a new turbocharged engine, while we also expect to see a new hybrid powertrain on offer. These updates should make Forester a better performer, while the efficiency should be raised to a higher level as well.
The new-generation 2024 Subaru Crosstrek could arrive already in the next spring.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Redesign
Of course, this redesign will bring novelties in all aspects. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform and from what we know so far, the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek will switch to the company’s new modular architecture. That should bring improvements in various aspects, starting from better ride quality, whether it’s about comfort or handling. Furthermore, the new platform should open up new possibilities regarding hybrid powertrain and other new technologies.
On the other hand, the visual aspect of the next generation shouldn’t bring bigger changes. Subaru is known as a super-conservative company, so we expect an evolutionary design approach in terms of aesthetics. The overall shape should remain the same, while the main changes should happen on both ends of the vehicle.
The same thing is expected with the interior design. The cabin will be new but we don’t expect to see anything radical. Instead, we expect to see gradual improvements in all aspects of the interior. This includes improved interior quality, nicer materials, better ergonomics etc. We also expect to see new tech features, including a new infotainment screen, with a larger screen, sharper graphics etc.
Considering that the new generation will keep similar dimensions, we expect that the amount of passenger space will remain the same, or slightly improve. That definitely isn’t a bad thing, considering that the outgoing model is already pretty generous with passenger space in both rows. On the other hand, we would like to see a little bit more cargo space in the new model.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Engine
When it comes to powertrain, the latest reports suggest some pretty interesting novelties. The current 2.0-liter flat-four will be discontinued for sure, while some sources also suggest that the bigger 2.5-liter unit could be replaced as well. As a replacement, we would see a new 1.8-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 175 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Although this is slightly less power compared to the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter unit, we expect better driving dynamics, due to significantly improved torque.
The current generation is also available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain but that version isn’t particularly capable, considering that the max power goes around 148 horsepower. Therefore, we also expect to see a new setup, which would also be based on the new turbo-four engine.
Of course, the all-wheel drive would be standard, while all versions would once again use a CVT.
Of course, we expect that the new engine will bring some improvements regarding fuel efficiency. The current engines are already pretty good in this aspect, so the new turbo-four could become even better. We believe it will be able to provide around 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
When it comes to the hybrid version, the current model returns around 35 mpg combined, so the new system could bring improvements as well. Also, we count on the better all-electric range and other improvements regarding efficiency.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek already in the next spring. The price shouldn’t be significantly higher compared to the current model, which starts at around 25.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Honda HR-V, Nissan Rogue Sport, Ford Puma etc.