Subaru has added an X-Break trim level to its Exiga Crossover7, designed to give the seven-seat jacked-up wagon an even more rugged look and feel. The new variant adds a few exterior and interior accoutrements, as well as a number of nifty features for outdoorsy types.

Distinguishing the X-Break on the outside are black plastic side claddings, black door mirrors, new dark grey 17-inch alloy wheels and X-Break badging on the side and rear.

Inside, there’s decorative tan and black leather dashboard trim on the passenger’s side, along with a new water-resistant fabric and synthetic leather seat upholstery. There’s also a reversible cargo floor board that can be rinsed down, perfect for storing scuba gear or muddy shoes.

For those that have not been clued in, the Crossover7 is essentially a more off-road-oriented version of the ageing Exiga, which has been on sale since 2007. Changes over the standard model include black plastic moulding all around, plus silver skid plates front and rear, a larger, chrome-laden grille, C-shaped LED positioning lights and machine-finished 17-inch alloy wheels.

The interior was also given a few upgrades, such as tan leather with blue-green stitching as well as black and silver decorative trim panels. Suede and leather upholstery was also added as an option. Eight-way power-adjustable front seats were fitted as standard too, along with heated seats. Safety wise, the Crossover7 gets six airbags and version two of the EyeSight suite of driver assists as standard.

Power comes from a 2.5 litre naturally-aspirated flat-four developing 173 PS and 235 Nm, mated to a Lineartronic CVT and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system; fuel consumption is rated at 13.2 km per litre on the Japanese JC08 cycle. Under the skin, the suspension has been raised by 20 mm to provide 170 mm of ground clearance, and has been tuned to retain handling stability with the increased ride height.