Japanese car maker does excellent job in turning standard station wagon cars into crossovers. We all know models like Outback and Tribeca. There is also one model that is offered primarily for Japanese market. It is called Exiga and it is based on Impreza model. It is in production since 2008 and beside Japan, it is also available in Australia and Singapore. After seven years of production, company is introducing a second-generation model. It comes as 2016 Subaru Exiga, and it is completely redesigned, featuring plenty of changes, both in terms of appearance and technologies.
2016 Subaru Exiga redesign
The 2016 Subaru Exiga comes completely redesigned. It retains base characteristics of original model but on the other side, it comes with many changes that make huge improvements in all aspects. New model will be based on new platform, which will provide improvements in many aspects. The 2016 Subaru Exiga feature three rows of seats, just like original, but it will have more spacious cabin, with higher level of comfort, thanks to the new platform. When it is about look, it looks just like one SUV should like, featuring attractive and practical design, and also a higher ground clearance. It comes adapted to the company’s new design language and, one of the things that you will notice first, with new 17-inch alloy wheels.
Compared to original model, it also comes with ruggedized appearance. That indicates that 2016 Exiga could be offered for some other markets too. However, it is hard to believe that company will offer this model in United States but, on the other side, it seems very realistic to see new model in Europe or in some other Asian countries.
2016 Subaru Exiga engine
The 2016 Subaru Exiga will come equipped with new drivetrain. We will see new engine, and also new transmission. Current 2.0 liter units will be replaced with new 2.5 liter Boxer inline-four engine, which will in standard configuration have output of around 170 horses. We also expect to see some more powerful variant in near future. The 2016 Exiga will also come with new automatic and manual transmission. It will be also available with CVT.
2016 Subaru Exiga release date and price
The 2016 Subaru Exiga is expected to come in near future, in next few months, depending on market. Price is still unknown. We don’t expect big difference compared to current model.