Changes Expected For Subaru’s Lineup

2016 Subaru WRX STI

The 2016 Subaru WRX STI is one of the many cars that will see changes in Subaru’s lineup

Let’s face it. Automakers are rolling new models off the line every couple of years and it’s pretty easy to lose track of what vehicles are still in production and which have been sent out to pasture. While Subaru has strived to make its vehicles recognizable yet simple, it can still get a little confusing. That’s why we here at Steve Lewis Subaru have the updates for Subaru’s lineup simplified for your reference.

The Subaru BRZ is loaded with entertainment features for the 2016 model year and is offering a special edition. This year’s Series.HyperBlue will have a run of 500 units with a blue exterior. The automaker states that the current design will roll off line for the last time for the 2017 model year. The 2018 model will likely be a complete redesign.

The Subaru Impreza comes in a four and five door compact and gets a little bigger with more high-tech options for the 2016 model year. The XV Crosstrek, the crossover based on the Impreza, will go simply by Crosstrek later this year. Expect a redesign of the crossover in 2018.

The WRX/WRX STI is also getting a Series.HyperBlue special edition run of 700 units. Expect minor performance updates and an upgraded interior. Redesigned last year, the only major change is the addition of a hatchback in 2018.

The Subaru Forester will likely be refreshed in 2017. Subaru is currently planning a seven seat crossover come 2017 as well.

As for the Legacy and Outback, expects refreshes in the 2018 model year. Also expect a plug-in hybrid version of an existing model in 2018 as well.

Which model’s refresh are you looking forward to the most?

Steve Lewis

Owner and president of Steve Lewis Subaru in Hadley, MA.

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