In a repeat of final yr, Subaru of America plans to inflate the price of its 2019 Crosstrek fashions by a greenback determine that’s small and manageable. Wouldn’t need these consumers to really feel used, and with good purpose. Because the automaker rolls out MSRPs for subsequent yr’s bodily unchanged fashions, it’s having fun with document gross sales for the lifted all-wheel-drive
By putting its Impreza 5-door hatch within the time machine and urgent the “AMC Eagle” button, Subaru turned what many first noticed as simply an fascinating various and turned it into a juggernaut. Vibrant pie charts await.
Might of 2018 noticed probably the most gross sales within the Crosstrek’s historical past. Some 14,387 U.S. consumers drove off tons within the model’s funky, excessive-driving compact — a seventy four.four % improve over the identical month final yr. Had the Crosstrek stayed stagnant, Subaru would have posted a yr-over-yr quantity loss in Might, relatively than the 7.2 % gross sales improve it truly recorded.
Over the primary 5 months of 2018, Crosstrek gross sales rose sixty eight.four %. Taking a go searching the remainder of the Subaru secure, the one different mannequin to document a YTD gross sales achieve is the Crosstrek’s bigger Outback sibling. Sedans are slipping, and the favored (however ageing) Forester is awaiting its all-new 2019 alternative. The Crosstrek got here inside 143 models of surpassing the Forester’s gross sales in Might.
In simply a yr, the Crosstrek inflated its slice of the Subaru pie from 14.7 % to 23.9 %.
However what about these costs, you ask. High-quality.
Pre-supply, the bottom Crosstrek 2.0i, in each guide and CVT guise, rises $one hundred for the 2019 mannequin yr. The mid-degree 2.0i Premium, additionally obtainable with a six-velocity stick or constantly variable automated, rises $300. It’s a bigger stroll for consumers of the two.0i Restricted, who’ll discover themselves dealing with an MSRP $900 dearer than final yr’s mannequin. It isn’t fairly so simple as this, nevertheless, as these fashions additionally see a $60 improve within the vacation spot and supply charge.
All advised, a base, guide Crosstrek carries an after-supply sticker of $22,870, with the CVT model going for a grand extra. Stick shift Premiums begin at $23,870 (the identical as a base CVT), with self-shifting Premiums beginning at $24,870. The Restricted, which carries no plebian “guide” transmission, stickers for $28,one hundred seventy after supply.
Naturally, there’s some content material modifications to debate. Base CVT fashions can now be optioned with EyeSight driver help know-how — a feature that provides a colour instrument cluster show. The Premium trim provides a chilly-climate package deal, physique-shade mirrors, twin USB ports, welcome lighting, and an upgraded multimedia system. The display size (6.5 inches) stays the identical.
All of the goodies discover their means into the Restricted, which now carries a CVT outfitted with X-Mode and hill descent management (for consumers who like sneaking into work the again approach). The touchscreen grows to eight inches on this guise, and safety and comfort features abound. The one main choices on this trim embrace a energy moonroof and a package deal that lumps the moonroof with navigation and upgraded audio.
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