Subaru is set to launch its second iteration of a Crosstrek hybrid. The model, set to hit dealers in late 2018, will utilize a version of Toyota’s plug-in hybrid system. This PHEV system has been deployed previously in Toyota’s Prius Prime. However, when implemented in the 2019 Crosstrek PHEV, the technology will not be in combination with the Prius Prime’s 1.8L inline engine. Instead, Subaru will employ a four-cylinder direct-injection Boxer Engine.
The Subaru/Toyota alliance is not out of the blue. The two automakers have partnered previously on a separate vehicle. The Detroit Bureau has the story. Read more.