Welcome to the USA: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek to debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show

Subaru finally confirmed today that its new XV crossover will be coming to the United States and will make its public debut next month at the 2012 New York Auto Show. Known as the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, the model will go on sale this fall and combines a bold 5-door design with an expanded-capability chassis.

Power for the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek comes from a 2.0 liter Boxer engine making 148-hp. The engine is mated to Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, a 5-speed manual transmission – a second-generation Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (automatic transmission) is available as an option.

Subaru estimates fuel-economy of the 2013 XV Crosstrek to come in at 25/33 mpg (city/highway) and 28 mpg combined.

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek will be available in two trim lines including Premium and Limited. Standard features on the Premium model include a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth control switches; power windows, door locks and side mirrors; multi-function display with fuel economy information; security system with engine immobilizer; outside temperature gauge, and carpeted floor mat. It also gets Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), iPod control capability, USB port, 3.5mm aux. input jack and six speakers. The Limited Model adds leather-trimmed upholstery, steering wheel and shift handle; automatic climate control system; auto on/off headlights, and a rear seat armrest with dual cupholders. The audio system in the Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited gets a rear-vision camera and also features a 4.3-inch display screen and standard HD Radio.

The Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited gets the all-weather package (heated seats and things) as standard and is optional on the Premium. Both models offer a power moonroof and a navigation system as standalone options.

Prices will be announced closer to launch date.

– By: Omar Rana