We really don’t know how to say this but the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek which is obviously based on Impreza and makes quite an impression in JDM is going to have its US debut at this year’s New York Auto Show next month. Subaru thinks that it will be so wrong if the sporty compact crossover which also introduced in Europe not presence in the US market. Perhaps the RWD Japanese carmaker is jealous with the amount of selling report that Mazda CX-5 score and yes, the compact crossover is the new booming model on the Uncle Sam’s soil.
In New York Auto Show next month, the 2013 XV Crosstrek will be arrived in single engine option which is a 2.0L naturally-aspirated four-cylinder which produces 148 horsepower and coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional Lineatronic Continuously Variable Transmission. Autoevolution.com reported that Subaru offers two trim levels which are Premium and Limited. The US market is in high demand of affordable and highly efficient vehicles.
Mazda already invades the US market with the 2013 CX-5 which intended to replace the current CX-7. It means that the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek will be competing against the CX-5 and other compact crossovers from German brands. The Japanese carmaker believes that their compact crossover can be the most efficient AWD vehicle on the US market although the official EPA figures are not released yet, but our aforementioned source wrote that the crossover scored 25 mpg for city, 33mpg for highway, and 28 mpg for the combined driving cycle.