Reviews 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: Subaru's First Plug-In Hybrid

19:57  17 may  2018
19:57  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Subaru just announced its first-ever plug - in hybrid , and it comes in the form of its third-best-selling car, the Crosstrek . This is actually fitting in a couple of ways. First off, it’s a quick-selling vehicle, but also because the Crosstrek was the model used for Subaru ’ s first conventional hybrid

Thankfully, Subaru understands this part of its demographic and is ready to pull the sheet off of its first -ever plug - in hybrid and resurrect the Crosstrek Hybrid nameplate.

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On Friday, May 11, Subaru of America announced its first plug-in hybrid vehicle will be the Crosstrek, available with partial electric power as of the 2019 model year, which will arrive on the market by the end of 2018. The Crosstrek Hybrid will thus beat the rumored Subaru "Evoltis" to dealerships, despite the supposed death of the Crosstrek Hybrid project in 2016.

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Subaru officially announced its first plug - in hybrid model - the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid , that will enter U. S . market near the end of 2018. Subaru named its plug - in hybrid simply Hybrid , like the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid , which means maybe they don’t want to focus on the electrification aspect of the car.

CAMDEN, NJ – May 11, 2018 – Subaru of America, Inc., which has recorded nine consecutive years of record sales and 10 consecutive years of growth, announced today its first -ever plug - in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid .

Subaru says the Crosstrek Hybrid will retain the capabilities offered by the all-wheel-drive systems integral to the brand's identity while raising fuel efficiency with bursts of electric power. Normal driving will mix gas and electric power as directed by engine programming, while electric-only power can be used for short trips.

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The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will be Subaru ’ s first ever plug - in hybrid vehicle. Subaru hasn’t revealed the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid , but it will clearly be based on the standard Crosstrek .

Today, Subaru announced plans to add a Crosstrek hybrid to its 2019 lineup. Unlike the previous version, the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will be a plug - in hybrid with a pure electric mode.

A Toyota hybrid system, borrowed as part of the two companies' technical partnership, will provide the electric propulsion through a transmission unique to the Crosstrek Hybrid. The new drivetrain will be accommodated by Subaru's future-proofing Global Platform, which is shared with the base Crosstrek, but designed with hybrid or all-electric power in mind.

Subaru has not yet released photos of the Crosstrek Hybrid, but it promises the vehicle will boast styling that differs from the standard gas-only model. A rollout to Subaru dealerships by the end of the year is planned, but photos will presumably be released months in advance, to whip up interest. No MSRP was given as part of Subaru's announcement, but it is expected to be higher than the 2018 Crosstrek's entry price of $21,795.

The Drive reached out to Subaru with regard to its plans for hybridization of other near-future models, such as the Ascent SUV, but the company declined to comment.

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The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will be the very first Subaru plug - in hybrid vehicle. Subaru did not introduce the Crossstrek Hybrid 2019 , but it will clearly be based on the Crosstrek standard.

The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will be Subaru ’ s first ever plug - in hybrid vehicle. Subaru hasn’t revealed the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid , but it will clearly be based on the standard Crosstrek .

Primary competition for the Crosstrek Hybrid may be the Toyota Prius Prime, which could share an approximate price window. Another several thousand dollars beyond are the Honda Clarity and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, though of the above, only the Mitsubishi offers all-wheel-drive, which is among the primary attractions of Subaru's products.

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