Friday, March 29, 2013

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Subie’s First Gas-Electric [2013 New York Auto Show]

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid

It's been 13 years since Toyota put hybrids on U.S. car-buying charts, and while the Prius has become the benchmark for this new class—as well as a hybrid-system resource for others through licensing—Subaru has been standing on the sidelines, watching and weighing its options. Now it's finally prepared to enter the fray. At this year's New York auto show, Subaru unveiled a hybrid version of its year-old XV Crosstrek compact crossover, with technology similar to most mainstream hybrids: a gasoline engine augmented by an electric motor, operating primarily as a parallel hybrid but capable of electric-only propulsion for brief periods. Very brief. READ MORE ››

2013 New York auto show full coverage

from Car and Driver Blog

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