Subaru updates Crosstrek, set to offer plug-in

Subaru has updated its high selling Crosstrek model. The standard model carries an EPA rating of 27/33/29 mpg. However, a plug-in variant has been announced, and a significantly improved EPA rating is expected. The Crosstrek PHEV will have a four-cylinder boxer engine installed alongside a PHEV system acquired from Toyota.

Michael Gauthier at Car Scoops notes that the Crosstrek PHEV’s powertrain is expected “to be heavily influenced by the Toyota Prius Prime which has an electronic continuously variable transmission, two electric motors and an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.” The 2019 Crosstrek Plug-in is expected to make its debut later this year. Read more.

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