In North America, the XV was sold as the Subaru XV Crosstrek and was unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show
. The US model went on sale in 2012 as a 2013 model year vehicle. Early models include a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter boxer engine, five-speed manual or available second-generation Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). In the United States starting with the model year 2016, Subaru has dropped the XV from its name and it will just be called Crosstrek.