Subaru originally created the Crosstrek by essentially dressing up an Impreza hatchback like an SUV. The new Crosstrek reflects the improvements already seen on the redesigned Impreza. Both received new safety features and enhanced handling and ride comfort. The engine and transmission are also remodeled. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine has been lightened and given more power, while the continuously variable automatic transmission has been fine-tuned to assist with power yet improve fuel economy. And to add to the rough-and-ready personality of the Crosstrek, it will have hill-descent control for restricting speed down steep hills without potentially locking the brakes. EyeSight, Subaru’s driver-assist technology, will be available with features that include adaptive cruise control, automatic precollision braking, and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist. Optional safety features include blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning. The new Crosstrek will go on sale this summer.