Published on March 24th, 2013 | by Zane Merva1
Subaru will introduce XV Crosstrek Hybrid in New York
Subaru has announced that they will introduce their very first Hybrid model next week during the New York International Auto Show.
The typically all-weather all-wheel-drive brand has thus far stayed out of the Hybrid scene. It’s curious that they would use the XV Crosstrek as the basis for any hybrid vehicle. The sleeker, lower Impreza would have made the more obvious choice.
The XV, which comes with standard all-wheel-drive and more ground clearance than the regular Impreza, is rated at 25-mpg city, 33-mpg highway and 28-mpg combined. How much Subaru will improve on those numbers with a Hybrid is anyone’s guess right now.
In the Northeast, where a good bulk of Subaru’s US sales take place, the Toyota Prius also carries a good foothold. Despite sounding absurd, I think Subaru is on to something here. We’ll cover the full details of the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid when the specs are released next week during the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
Also hinted at:
In the same press release Subaru also casually mentioned they will debut a new high-performance concept car during the show. Is it a long rumored high-performance BRZ variant? We’ll find out soon.
SUBARU TO INTRODUCE FIRST-EVER PRODUCTION HYBRID MODEL AND NEW PERFORMANCE CONCEPT CAR AT 2013 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Cherry Hill, N.J., – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced the brand’s first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, will debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Based on the popular XV Crosstrek crossover introduced for 2013, the new XV Crosstrek Hybrid model uses a Subaru engineered Hybrid system and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
In addition to the new XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Subaru will also reveal an all-new performance concept car.