The new-generation Subaru Crosstrek is hitting dealers nationwide right now, and the brand’s local director says supply of the petrol line-up is “good”.
Blair Read, managing director for Subaru Australia, told CarExpert the first cars are arriving now, with good supply across the range – at least for petrol models.
However, buyers wanting a Crosstrek Hybrid may be subject to wait times of at least six months, with electrified versions accounting for one-in-five orders at launch.
“We’ve got really good supply coming through from launch, right now,” Mr Read said.
“There is good supply [across the petrol range], but hybrid is a bit of an exception.”
“We have a six-month order bank on Crosstrek Hybrid – it has been 20 per cent of initial orders – so it’s been a very hot share,” Mr Read continued.
“That means with the allocation we’ve got, we’re out six months [on Hybrid], so we’re working hard to get more and reduce that lead time.”
“Aside from that, we have good allocation,” Mr Read added.
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek (MY24) arrives with three petrol variants and two e-Boxer Hybrid variations, similar to the outgoing XV.
Pricing ranges from $34,990 for the entry-level Crosstrek AWD 2.0L to $45,090 for the flagship Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S – all prices exclude on-road costs.
Compared to the previous-generation Subaru XV, the Crosstrek range sees price increases of between $1800 and $3000 depending on variant, though this is offset by a range of engineering and powertrain developments, as will as more standard equipment across the range.
Mr Read noted that Subaru’s local division expects the new Crosstrek to “pick up where the XV left off” in terms of sales volume. The previous-generation XV accounted for “roughly 25 per cent” of Subaru’s volume in Australia – big shoes to fill.