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Old 10-23-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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2015 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK AND XV CROSSTREK HYBRID GET NEW INFOTAINMENT AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
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Subaru-developed driver assist technology, EyeSight® now available on XV Crosstrek
•EyeSight-equipped vehicles also add Steering Responsive fog lights standard
•New 6.2-inch infotainment system with rear vision camera standard on 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and Hybrid models
•XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium with EyeSight, 2.0i Limited and Hybrid Touring trims receive 7-inch multi touch gesture infotainment system
Cherry Hill, N.J., Oct. 23, 2014--Subaru of America, Inc. has introduced the 2015 XV Crosstrek and XV Crosstrek Hybrid crossover models. The sales success of the XV Crosstrek line has contributed to the carmaker’s record-breaking sales every year for the past six years. 2015 models will arrive in dealers this December.
The versatile, fun-to-drive XV Crosstrek combines bold five-door design, a highly capable chassis, best-in-class fuel economy and updated infotainment features. Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, high ground clearance (8.7 inches), 17-inch alloy wheels and ample room for passengers and cargo make Subaru XV
Crosstrek a high-capability crossover. The model is one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive crossover utility vehicles in America, delivering 34-mpg EPA-estimated highway fuel economy.
Both the gasoline and hybrid models feature the Subaru BOXER engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard. All gasoline models are powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine, teamed to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive via a five-speed manual transmission or available second- generation Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
The XV Crosstrek Hybrid model’s 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine uses a slightly higher compression ratio (10.8:1) than in the standard gas model (10.5:1), along with reduced-friction piston rings and valve springs and a higher capacity exhaust gas regeneration (EGR) system with an EGR cooler. The main performance boost comes from the permanent-magnet AC synchronous electric drive motor, which produces 13.4 hp from 1,500 rpm-6,000 rpm, for a total hybrid system output of 160 hp at 6,000 rpm. The starter and alternator functions are combined into one unit.
The drive motor also contributes 47.9 lb.-ft. of torque from 0-1,500 rpm. The result is total system torque of 163 lb.-ft. at just 2,000 rpm. The electric drive motor, which weighs 28.7 lbs. (77.2 lbs. with frame), is integrated into the Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The CVT includes a manual mode with steering wheel paddle switches.
A 100.8V, 13.5kW nickel-metal hydride battery, with 0.55kWh capacity, is located under a revised rear floor area. The battery, placed low in the vehicle, contributes to handling agility, which has also been enhanced with quicker-ratio electric power steering and special suspension tuning.
The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid automatically adapts to driving needs, using only the electric drive motor, the gasoline engine or combining output of the two, depending on conditions and always prioritizing maximum efficiency. Initial acceleration is performed in EV mode with the driving force generated by electric drive motor only. The gasoline engine will then start depending on conditions, including pressure on accelerator pedal, state of battery charge, air conditioner use and other factors.
When the vehicle is stopped, Auto Stop-Start stops the engine to help reduce fuel consumption. When the brake is released, the system transitions to a creep state using the electric drive motor. If the climate control is operating, Stop/Start may not operate and instead, the engine uses the electric motor to charge the battery.
The XV Crosstrek Hybrid employs regeneration when the accelerator is released during driving, and when braking. The motor then acts as a generator, using the still-turning wheels to charge the hybrid battery. For times when the vehicle is
operating only in EV mode, an audible vehicle approach pedestrian warning system generates sound from a small speaker below the right headlight and directed toward the front of the car.
The Subaru XV Crosstrek incorporates numerous body and chassis enhancements for its expanded-capability mission. Black side- and wheel-arch cladding, rocker spoiler and roof rails provide a rugged contrast to the body color. The higher ride height, body-color roof spoiler and unique-design 17-inch wheels bolster the Subaru XV Crosstrek model’s go-anywhere stance and attitude. Front and rear bumpers and the front grille are unique to the Subaru XV Crosstrek, and dark-tint privacy glass is standard.
Subaru offers the 2015 XV Crosstrek in 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i Limited models, the latter adding additional luxury amenities and infotainment technology. Among the standard features in the Premium are the All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer); 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 floormats.
Both the standard five-speed manual transmission and the CVT include the Subaru Incline Start Assist feature, which can briefly hold the vehicle while the driver pulls away from a stop on a hill. Available for the XV Crosstrek Premium and standard on the Limited, the Subaru Lineartronic CVT provides infinite variability between the highest and lowest available ratios. With either transmission choice, a standard ECO gauge helps the driver to operate the vehicle as economically as possible.
The CVT continuously and smoothly adapts to performance demand, helping to keep the engine in its most efficient operating range. A 6-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle shifters allows the driver to control the transmission via six pre-set ratios. The transmission also allows "second gear" starts in order to limit the likelihood of wheel spin on slippery surfaces.
A 103.7-inch wheelbase yields impressive interior roominess in the Subaru XV Crosstrek, including 35.4 inches of rear seat legroom. With the standard 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded, this versatile five-door crossover provides a flat load floor and up to 51.9 cubic feet of carrying space. Three golf bags or a large baby stroller can be easily loaded.
The cargo area is fitted with tie-down hooks and grocery bag hooks and on the 2.0i Premium and higher trim levels are outfitted as standard with a cover that can be pulled into place or removed, along with a removable waterproof cargo tray. Subaru dealers offer a number of accessories for the standard roof rails for carrying items such as bicycles and kayaks.
The sporty instrument panel and three-spoke steering wheel are augmented in all XV Crosstrek models by a multi-function display with a trip computer located in the center of the dashboard. Rich-looking appointments and details abound, including soft-touch materials for the dashboard, door trim and center console armrest. For 2015, Welcome Lighting is standard on XV Crosstrek Limited, Hybrid and Hybrid Touring models.
A new 6.2-inch infotainment system in the XV Crosstrek 2.0i, 2.0i Premium and XV Crosstrek Hybrid models uses a 6.2-inch touch display with rear vision camera, swipe and scroll multi-function control for audio and other features. System features Subaru STARLINK™ smartphone integration with Aha™ Infotainment, Pandora® and iHeart® Radio. (4 speakers for the 2.0i; 6 speakers for Premium trims).
XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium with EyeSight and 2.0i Limited get new mid-range infotainment system with features included in the standard system plus 7-inch multi touch gesture display screen, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (subscription required), voice activated controls and dual USB ports (6 speakers). A color LCD in the gauge cluster has been added.
In addition to featuring the Lineartronic CVT as standard, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited adds leather-trimmed upholstery, steering wheel and shift handle; automatic climate control system; auto on/off headlights, a rear seat armrest with dual cupholders and turn signal exterior mirrors.
Available navigation infotainment system for XV Crosstrek Limited with EyeSight and XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring adds navigation, SiriusXM NavTraffic® and NavWeather® services (subscription required).
While standard on all Hybrid trims, Keyless Access with Push Button start system is an available option on XV Crosstrek Limited and now features Pin Code Access.
Subaru offers two different versions of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in the XV Crosstrek. With the five-speed manual transmission, the AWD system uses a viscous-coupling locking center differential to distribute torque 50:50 front to rear. Slippage at either set of wheels will send more torque to the opposite set.
Models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT feature the Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD. An electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch actively manages torque distribution based on acceleration, deceleration, and available traction. The Active Torque Split system automatically transfers more torque (up to 100 percent) to the wheels with the best grip should slippage occur.
Inside, the Subaru XV Crosstrek fills out its safety roster with a driver’s knee airbag, standard front side pelvis/torso airbags and side curtain airbags that offer front and rear outboard seat coverage. Intelligent dual-stage deployment front air
bags use sensors to determine front air bag deployment strength for optimal occupant protection. The passenger-seat front airbag features a shell-type design with a center groove, thus exposing the passenger to less impact force upon deployment.
Subaru produces a full line of all-wheel drive sedans, crossovers and SUVs, along with the rear- wheel drive BRZ sports car.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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Not that hard to find via google:

http://media.subaru.com/newsrelease....?&id=665&mid=1

Interesting that the Crosstrek doesn't get the visual updates that the Impreza did. Perhaps they'll get them next year instead (since the XV came out a year later)?
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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How about a crosstrek XT?!
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:45 PM   #5
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How about a crosstrek XT?!
Why?
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:21 PM   #6
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Not that hard to find via google:

http://media.subaru.com/newsrelease....?&id=665&mid=1

Interesting that the Crosstrek doesn't get the visual updates that the Impreza did. Perhaps they'll get them next year instead (since the XV came out a year later)?
Maybe it's intentional for differentiation. *shrug*
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:10 PM   #7
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Why?
Subaru is going to milk that FB20 all the way to 2020 .
It could be worse though; in other markets XV is also available with the N/A FB16... But, they also get the EE20 with a 6-speed manual.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:25 PM   #8
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So what will the 2.0i bring to the table if they're all coming standard with alloys/roof rack? Just unpainted mirrors and no all weather package? I don't really see the point in making a 3rd option for the non-hybrid Crosstrek.

It's going to have to be significantly cheaper to be worthwhile - unless they only created it to lower the "base price" and ship over maybe 5-10 of them for the entire country.
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Standard 2.0i can get the manual transmission, so I think that might make the Crosstrek one of the last non-sedan manual transmissions with roof rails standard? I forget if the Impreza Sport can get a manual transmission since I think the Sport gets roof rails standard.

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Yes, Sport Premium Impreza can get a manual transmission and gets roof rails standard.
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can you get the base version in the neon green color yet?
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can you get the base version in the neon green color yet?
can you get the hybrid in khaki or orange?
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http://paultan.org/2014/07/11/subaru...buts-malaysia/

back in my home country... no performance upgrades, jus cosmetics to dig more gold...
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:32 PM   #13
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Green? What green?

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can you get the base version in the neon green color yet?
I don't know yet? I haven't seen the color codes for the 15MY. I think the green will probably be exclusive to the hybrid models. But who knows?

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Nope. Derp edit.

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back in my home country... no performance upgrades, jus cosmetics to dig more gold...
I'd take one with a 1.6DIT or FA20.
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For 14MY you could get it in Orange but not khaki.

Ummm.......no?
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Posted yesterday on Subarunet. '14 Crosstrek sold orders end completely on Monday. '15s should start being accepted the week of the 17th of Nov.
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Ummm.......no?
Thanks Justy. Don't know what I was thinkin there.

I know for 2014MY Hybrids it's only Silver, Green, Blue and White in either Base or Touring.

We just got our little 2015 Subaru Life books here at the store. The pics of the 2015MY XV don't show any exterior changes like the Impreza.
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Would love to see interior upgrade pics.
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I still don't understand the Subaru Hybrid system or its advantages. I mean, it gets pretty much the same MPG's and thats AFTER they put on lighter (Not as cool looking in my opinion) wheels than the base Crosstrek which they clamim is for fuel economy reasons. If thats the case, then if the hybrid had the same wheels as the non-hybrid Crosstrek the MPGs might actually be worse? The hybrid also has no spare tire as the non-hybrids do to also presumably to save on economy. Think about how much worse still the hybrid would be with this needed feature included. Again. whats the point of this current hybrid system?

I'm not a hybrid hater as I've been wanting Subaru to offer one for years but this is just so damn disappointing. I had the option a fw months ago to get either a Sport Premium Impreza or a base hybrid Crosstrek and though I prefer the ride height of the Crosstrek, the hybrid drawbacks were just too great to ignore. If the hybrid was able to beat the Impreza Sport's MPGs and had a spare tire, I would've likely gone with it but instead I got myself a nicely equipped Impreza Sport!
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Well one nice thing about Subaru's Crosstrek Hybrid is that it rides a little sportier, according to reviews. Ultimately, however, it's really just to win Brownie Points with people in saying that they have a Hybrid in their lineup. Since they released it during an upswing in sales on a vehicle they were surprised would sell so well, I have an inkling that an Impreza Hybrid is in the works.

I bet that's what we've seen in spy shots that people claimed was the 2016 WRX hatch. An Impreza Hybrid hatch would be easy since it's already in the Crosstrek. As to why there would be a delay for an Impreza Hybrid when the Crosstrek Hybrid already exists, I don't know. A Crosstrek Hybrid can tout the robustness of the system while an Impreza Hybrid could actually impress with significant mileage increases. My one issue with the Impreza Hybrid's efficiency is that if the Crosstrek Hybrid hasn't proved itself to be any more efficient compared to the base model then I'm doubtful of an Impreza Hybrid making the same jump.

I'm surprised a Legacy Hybrid wasn't introduced first.
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It seems that one of the operational requirements of the Crosstrek is to be able to go through deep poodles. This puts constraints on the size of the battery pack, the location, and the type of battery used.

Subaru could get more better MPG using lithium ion batteries, unfortunately, I think they are more sensitive to getting wet than other rechargeable battery types.
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It seems that one of the operational requirements of the Crosstrek is to be able to go through deep poodles...
The Poodle Club of America is going to be livid when they hear what Subaru has done.
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The spare tire delete has NOTHING to do with anything but giving it's spot up to the 100v battery system. It's hard to compare the Hybrid Crosstrek's mpg against the Impreza. 1 mpg better may not look better just by itself. But the capabilities of the Crosstrek over the Impreza should justify that by itself. Plus the extra oomph of the hybrid motor. We let a buddy of mine who has a Crosstrek take home a hybrid and he loves the extra power it has. Could they have made it cheaper by taking out push button start and keeping the Crosstreks regular taillights? Sure. But then why get the hybrid at all? 5 mpg city improvement isn't anything to laugh at. 31mpg combined for a capable AWD vehicle can't be beat. Isn't it the only hybrid that has the blessing of the manufacturer to go offroad? Don't get me wrong. I was disappointed it wasn't "more", but maybe my expectations were a bit high. AWD has always been a crutch till recently.
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It seems that one of the operational requirements of the Crosstrek is to be able to go through deep poodles. This puts constraints on the size of the battery pack, the location, and the type of battery used.

Subaru could get more better MPG using lithium ion batteries, unfortunately, I think they are more sensitive to getting wet than other rechargeable battery types.

People already complain about the cost of the hybrid......


And the hybrid can do anything(if not more) than the regular Crosstrek.
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