Decades ago, in the white space between the sedan and the SUV, the crossover was born. Now Subaru believes there’s room to dig further, with a new segment between the car and the crossover, and they’re filling it with a new model named the XV Crosstrek.
In many ways a hopped-up Impreza, it certainly stands out thanks to its segment-busting look – not to mention the available Tangerine Orange paint.
Seemingly a niche segment machine, based on what it offers, not to mention the strong Subaru brand association, it could be a much bigger success.
Billed as a crossover by Subaru, based on the Impreza, it’s very much a car and rides like it, though with an impressive 8.7-inch ground clearance. As a result, it’s a more nimble city-going package, while still offering plenty of cottage-road capability.
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