In a repeat of final year, Subaru of America skeleton to boost a cost of a 2019 Crosstrek models by a dollar figure that’s tiny and manageable. Wouldn’t wish those buyers to feel used, and with good reason. As a automaker rolls out MSRPs for subsequent year’s physically unvaried models, it’s enjoying record sales for a carried all-wheel-drive hatchback crossover.
By fixation a Impreza five-door induce in a time appurtenance and dire a “AMC Eagle” button, Subaru incited what many initial saw as usually an engaging choice and incited it into a juggernaut. Colourful cake charts await.
May of 2018 saw a many sales in a Crosstrek’s history. Some 14,387 U.S. buyers gathering off lots in a brand’s funky, high-riding compactÂ â€” a 74.4 percent boost over a same month final year. Had a Crosstrek stayed stagnant, Subaru would have posted a year-over-year volume detriment in May, rather than a 7.2 percent sales boost it indeed recorded.
Over a initial 5 months of 2018, Crosstrek sales rose 68.4 percent. Taking a demeanour around a rest of a Subaru stable, a usually other indication to record a YTD sales benefit is a Crosstrek’s incomparable Outback sibling. Sedans are slipping, and a renouned (but aging) Forester is accessible a all-new 2019 replacement. The Crosstrek came within 143 units of leading a Forester’s sales in May.
In usually a year, a Crosstrek arrogant a cut of a Subaru cake from 14.7 percent to 23.9 percent.
But what about those prices, we ask. Fine.
Pre-delivery, a bottom Crosstrek 2.0i, in both primer and CVT guise, rises $100 for a 2019 indication year. The mid-level 2.0i Premium, also accessible with a six-speed hang or invariably non-static automatic, rises $300. It’s a incomparable travel for buyers of a 2.0i Limited, who’ll find themselves confronting an MSRP $900 dearer than final year’s model. It isn’t utterly as elementary as this, however, as these models also see a $60 boost in a end and smoothness fee.
All told, a base, primer Crosstrek carries an after-delivery plaque of $22,870, with a CVT chronicle going for a grand more. Stick change Premiums start during $23,870 (the same as a bottom CVT), with self-shifting Premiums starting during $24,870. The Limited, that carries no plebian “manual” transmission, stickers for $28,170 after delivery.
Naturally, there’s some calm changes to discuss. Base CVT models can now be optioned with EyeSight motorist support record â€” a underline that adds a tone instrument cluster display. The Premium trim adds a cold-weather package, body-color mirrors, twin USB ports, acquire lighting, and an upgraded multimedia system. The shade distance (6.5 inches) stays a same.
All a goodies find their approach into a Limited, that now carries a CVT versed with X-Mode and mountain skirmish control (for buyers who like unctuous into work a behind way). The touchscreen grows to 8 inches in this guise, and reserve and preference facilities abound. The usually vital options on this trim embody a energy moonroof and a package that lumps a moonroof with navigation and upgraded audio.[Image: Subaru of America]