The Subaru Crosstrek is getting an overhaul for 2024, and the automaker just gave us an advanced look with shots and specs of the Japanese domestic market (JDM) model. The updates are not groundbreaking and don’t drastically change the look of the Crosstrek, but they give the small crossover a friendlier face and new tech.
Subaru didn’t go overboard with styling updates for the Crosstrek, and the resulting vehicle is immediately recognizable for what it is. The grill and front end are smoother and more mature looking than the previous generation, and Subaru fitted additional black plastic body cladding.
Fundamentally, the Crosstrek is still a lifted Impreza, but Subaru says it made several structural improvements that benefit handling, noise, and overall comfort. The inner-frame feature more bracing, and the chassis has been reinforced to reduce vibration and improve handling. Subaru takes things a step further with redesigned seats mounted on new seat rails that cut even more vibration.
We don’t have any details on the North American Crosstrek’s powertrain choices, but Subaru gave a few details on the JDM crossover. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder will be available that pairs with an “e-Boxer” electric motor. It’s unclear if that option will make it to our shores, but Subaru isn’t expected to veer too far from its existing powertrain offerings.
The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek also gets a massive 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Subaru EyeSight safety tech will be standard for all models. We don’t have a firm release date or pricing for the new Crosstrek, but we should know more approaching mid-2023.