CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Special Edition, limited to 1,500 units, all in Pure Red, will begin arriving at dealerships late this spring. It debuted at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
A Subaru spokesman told Edmunds that pricing has not yet been announced.
The base Crosstrek is priced from $22,445, including an $850 destination fee, and competes against other compact SUVs, such as the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke.
The Subaru Crosstrek Special edition is based on the Crosstrek 2.0i Premium model, with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, 17-inch alloy wheels, body-colored mirrors with integrated turn signals and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The Special Edition adds red stitching on the steering wheel, shift lever and door panels, as well as red inlay on the dashboard trim and red interior ambient lighting.
The limited-production model also includes an all-weather package consisting of heated front seats, exterior mirrors and a windshield-wiper de-icer, plus a power moonroof, a rearview camera, blind-spot detection and keyless access with push-button start.
The Subaru 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer produces 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque and in the Crosstrek Special Edition comes mated to a standard six-speed continuously variable transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers seeking a custom look will appreciate this new Crosstrek offering.