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Subaru Reveals a Special Edition Package for the Crosstrek

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Subaru Reveals a Special Edition Package for the Crosstrek

2016 Subaru Crosstrek Special Edition

2016 Subaru Crosstrek Special Edition (Credit: © Subaru)

The Subaru Crosstrek—formerly known as the XV Crosstrek—has been surprisingly popular for the Japanese automaker, and throughout the years, the Crosstrek has gotten better with the addition of the hybrid and the Series.HyperBlue models. Today, Subie announces it is expanding the Crosstrek’s range with a new, limited-run, Special Edition model.

Unlike so many models that use the “special edition” name, this uprated Crosstrek is actually pretty special. It comes coated in Subaru’s Pure Red paint, which is typically reserved for the BRZ and WRX, with mirrors to match. Inside, the red color graces the contrast stitching on the leather-wrapped parking brake handle, steering wheel, and door panels. Also wearing red is an inlay on the dash while red ambient lighting illuminates the cabin.

This special model not only includes plenty of exclusive bits, it also comes with loads of extra standard features. This model gains the All-Weather Package that adds in heated front seats, heated mirrors and windshield wiper de-icers, a power moonroof, a color LCD in the instrument panel, keyless access with push-button start, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and the Starlink 6.2-inch multimedia system.

While the aesthetics and features in this limited-run model are definitely up to the “special edition” name, its powertrain… not so much. The Crosstrek Special Edition comes with the model’s standard 2.0-liter engine that produces just 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission with a six-speed manual mode and all-wheel drive are also standard.

The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Special Edition will debut at the Chicago Auto Show, which kicks off today for the media, and it should hit dealers in the spring of this year. Availability will be very limited as Subaru will limit it to just 1,500 units. Pricing will comes as we near its arrival in dealers.

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