2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek and XV Crosstrek Hybrid Receive New Safety and Infotainment Tech
To start with, the XV Crosstrek will now carry optional driver assist technology developed by Subaru, including EyeSight, which features adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning and braking, pre-collision throttle management, and lane departure warning. Those EyeSight-equipped vehicles are also adding standard Steering Responsive fog lights.
These new safety technologies build upon the already existent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which is standard in both the Subaru XV Crosstrek and XV Crosstrek Hybrid models. The gasoline Crosstrek is powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter Boxer engine, which is teamed with a five-speed manual transmission and Lineartronic CVT for a best-in-class 34 mpg EPA-estimated highway fuel economy.
All 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid models, meanwhile, have been updated with a new 6.2-inch infotainment system, which displays a rear vision camera and utilizes swipe and scroll multi-function control. The 2.0i and 2.0i Premium trims of the gasoline XV Crosstrek will also feature the new infotainment system, which also includes Subaru STARLINK smartphone integration with Aha Infotainment, Pandora and iHeart Radio.
The 2015 XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium with Eyesight, 2.0i Limited and Hybrid Touring trims will have their touch screen bumped up to 7 inches, and also get SiriusXM, voice activated controls, dual USB ports, and a new color LCD in the gauge cluster.
We will keep you posted on any other updates that the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek and XV Crosstrek Hybrid may receive between now and their winter release date.