The new generation Subaru Crosstrek is currently available from dealerships nationwide, and the brand’s local director says supply of the petrol range is “good”.
Blair Read, chief executive of Subaru Australia, told CarExpert that the first cars are now arriving and supply is good across the range – at least for petrol models.
However, buyers wanting a Crosstrek hybrid will have to wait at least six months, with one in five orders at launch being electrified versions.
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“We’ve had a really good replenishment from the start,” said Mr Read.
“The supply is good [across the petrol range]but Hybrid is a small exception.”
“We have a six-month backlog for the Crosstrek Hybrid — it’s 20 percent of initial orders — so it’s been a very hot stock,” continued Mr. Read.
“That means we have to be out for six months with the allocation we have [on Hybrid]That’s why we’re working hard to achieve more and reduce lead time.”
“That aside, we have a good allocation,” added Mr Read.
The Subaru Crosstrek 2023 (MY24) comes with three petrol variants and two e-boxer hybrid variants, similar to the XV predecessor.
Prices range from $34,990 for the entry-level Crosstrek AWD 2.0L to $45,090 for the flagship Crosstrek AWD Hybrid S—all prices exclusive of road charges.
Compared to the Subaru
Mr Read pointed out that the local Subaru division expects the new Crosstrek to “pick up where the XV left off” in terms of sales volume. The previous generation XV accounted for “approximately 25 per cent” of Subaru volume in Australia – a huge success.