Subaru Australia Introduces Off-road Concept for Crosstrek SUV

Matt Brand
September 30, 2023
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Subaru Australia has introduced a concept version of its Crosstrek compact SUV with a focus on off-road enhancements. Named the Subaru Boost Gear Crosstrek, this concept iteration features a series of modifications to augment its All-Wheel Drive utility based on customer feedback.

The Subaru Crosstrek, already known for its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a ground clearance of 230mm, will see this concept expand on its existing capabilities. New additions include all-terrain tyres, a suspension lift kit, and distinct external features like a matte wrap, hood decal, front and rear under guard, and scratch-resistant paint on specific surfaces.

The vehicle's appearance is further defined by off-road accessory wheels, mud flaps in a rally style, added fog lamps, and turquoise accents labelled ‘Subaru Boost Gear Crosstrek concept’.

From a functionality perspective, the concept comes with alloy side steps, a rubber bonnet protector, a lamp protector that can support bikes or skis, side cladding designed to hold tools, a magnetic rear quarter tool or phone holder, and a front wide fender that can support an action camera.

Additional accessories, catered to outdoor enthusiasts, encompass a shade awning, a storage platform by Rhino-Rack equipped with an LED light bar, and LED lights integrated into the front grille.

Blair Read, Managing Director at Subaru Australia, mentioned that the concept aims to further enhance the outdoor exploration capabilities of the Crosstrek. The Subaru Boost Gear Crosstrek concept made its initial appearance at the Tokyo Auto Salon and is currently being showcased in Australia, including at the Subinats owners’ festival this weekend. Subaru intends to gather feedback on the concept to potentially expand their product line.

Matt Brand
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