2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTi, Specs, Concept, Redesign, and Price. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTi name comes from the 2008 Forester XTI concept which was shown at SEMA, and it had the WRX STI’s 2.5-liter turbo boxer engine, a six-speed manual transmission, 18-inch S204 wheels with high-performance Yokohama rubber, coilover suspension and huge Brembo brakes. Leather and Alcantara were offer in the cabin which also had an entirely new layout.
It offer astonishing 315 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque, but it wasn’t nearly as hardcore as a more aggressive design study for the Crosstrek call the Subaru XV Sport Concept, which was introduce at the Tokyo Auto Salon in 2013. That design study had a completely new appearance, an upgrade suspension, LED lights, STI tower bar, a whole bunch of new aero enhancements, STI muffler, 17-inch Enkei wheels, Recaro seats, and Brembo brakes. After that, the Crosstrek XV Sport Concept became a reality and it is right here in front of you.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTi engine
As far as the business side of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI is consider to come with a bit of outdate unit but a very reliable one. It will be the 2.5 L turbo boxer unit straight from the WRX STI, and it will offer around 305 HP and 290 lb-ft of torque which will be available as soon as the turbo kicks in. The unit will be attached to a six-speed manual transmission as standard while the option will be a CVT but any hardcore Subaru fan knows that there is only one right transmission and that is manual, of course.
This, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI will receive some of additional STI’s tech like high-tech drivetrain that comes together with new electronic center differential, and the same DCCD (Driver Controll Center Differential). The last but not least from this list is the Subaru’s famous Symmetrical AWD system that is capable of sending power to any corner of the vehicle that needs it at a specific moment.
The platform and suspension
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTi underneath its fancy new skin has pretty much the same construction as the five-door Impreza, but with one significant change– the Crosstrek has a raise suspension and a taller ride height. The increase in the center of gravity shouldn’t concern you much because Subaru has a solution for that– a wider footprint and improve grip that comes courtesy of the upgrade Yokohama tires. To achieve this, besides the stuff we already mentione, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTi will have a new steering with a quicker ratio, while the company’s Active Torque Vectoring will make sure that the Crosstrek has the most grip possible.
2020 Crosstrek Interior
Subaru has never been a company that will offer you a whole lot of the extravagant interior for the money you pay. We predict that things in the interior of the 2020 Crosstrek will not change much and that it will mainly utilise the parts from the WRX STI. As far as we are aware the Crosstrek will come with a fair share of Alcantara, as well as a little leather.
The exterior look
The Subaru’s interior, to some, is not its strength the exterior is where this company shines. The lower grill is somewhat larger while the headlight cluster held to the standard Crosstrek’s C-shape daytime running lights.
The sides of the 2020 Crosstrek retain pretty much the same look, but the side skirts got a brush metal look that now goes neatly with the front skid plate. To give the Crosstrek XTI a bit muscular and menacing stance, the company add flare wheel arches on the front.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTi Price, Release Date
All of the things list on the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI goes in favor of the speed and performance, but you must also know that this doesn’t come that cheap. Knowing this we can predict that the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek XTI might start from $40,000 for the regular version and go up to around $45,000 for a “Limited” trim that will offer nicer interior equipment and tech.