Subaru released a dimly lit teaser photo of the redesigned 2018 Crosstrek, which is set to debut in March at the Geneva auto show.
The photo hinted that the Crosstrek will incorporate some design elements from the XV Concept shown at the 2016 Geneva show, including similar taillights and a sporty, flowing side profile.
The next-generation Crosstrek will be based on the new global platform underpinning the redesigned Impreza that went on sale in late 2016.
When the crossover was launched in the U.S. market in fall 2012, it was known as the XV Crosstrek. But Subaru dropped XV from the U.S. name in 2015.
In markets outside the U.S., the vehicle is known as the XV. A Subaru spokesman noted that the second-generation version will continue to be known as the Crosstrek in the U.S.
Subaru sold 95,677 Crosstreks in the U.S. in 2016, up 7.6 percent from 2015, good for third place in the brand's lineup.