Subaru Australia is showing off an off-road-oriented concept of the Subaru Crosstrek compact SUV as the company looks at extending its extreme adventure offering.
Initially showcased at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the Boost Gear Crosstrek concept features an array of off-road focused enhancements and accessories to extend its all-wheel drive capability and appeal to adventure loving drivers.
Equipped with Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and class leading 230mm of ground clearance as standard, Crosstrek is already a capable all-terrain vehicle. Boost Gear Crosstrek concept takes the vehicle’s capability a step further, with the Subaru development team creating an entirely new range of items based on adventurous customer feedback.
The concept features all terrain tyres and a suspension lift kit to enhance its off-road ability. In terms of aesthetics, the concept vehicle boasts a distinctive matte wrap and hood decal, front and rear under guard, complemented by durable, scratch-resistant paint on select external surfaces.
Off-road accessory wheels, rally-style mud flaps, and additional fog lamps further elevate its visual appearance, all accentuated by the signature ‘Subaru Boost Gear Crosstrek concept’ turquoise accents.
A major focus was placed on user functionality and integration of user-friendly features. These include alloy side steps, a rubber bonnet protector and rubber lamp protector that serves as a support for bikes or skis, side cladding that transforms into a tool holder, a magnetic rear quarter tool or phone holder, a front wide fender providing a more rugged appearance and a bar function that can hold an action camera.
Additional features include a shade awning and storage platform by Rhino-Rack fitted with an LED light bar and LED lights mounted in the front grille.
“The Subaru Boost Gear Crosstrek concept is as it’s named, gear that boosts the owners use and enjoyment from their vehicle,” said Subaru Australia Managing Director, Blair Read. “We know our owners like to explore the outdoors thanks to the benefits of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and this concept is a way we can extend their use of their vehicle even further.”