Tag Archives: Subaru

Round-up: Well-priced Hybrid SUVs

Motor Biscuit has released a list of the five most affordable hybrid SUVs for 2020. At the low-end of the prices listed are Honda’s CR-V and Toyota’s RAV4, both coming in below $29,000 for a basic model. The Subaru Crosstrek and Toyota Highlander are at the high-end range of the list with prices over $35,000. Ford’s Escape hybrid also makes…

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Subaru to deepen ties with Toyota’s hybrid system

Subaru and Toyota have reached an agreement to rollout additional Subaru models featuring Toyota’s hybrid system. The partnership debuted with the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, and following the vehicle’s success, the two automakers will release additional vehicles. Toyota and Subaru will “jointly develop the next-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ,” and jointly develop a “platform dedicated to battery-electric vehicles.” Green Car…

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid awarded highest safety rating

Subaru has created another ultra-safe vehicle with the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in version of its classic Crosstrek model. The IIHS, a premier safety organization, has awarded the plug-in hybrid its highest award of Top Safety Pick +, according to a report from Auto Blog. The vehicle won ‘good’ marks, the highest available label, for its crash test and headlights.…

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Subaru to unveil two hybrids in Geneva

Subaru has announced it will reveal electrified, hybrid versions of two of its classic designs at the Geneva Auto Show next month. A new report from Motor Trend points out that a likely candidate for electrification is the Forester, a top-seller for Subaru. The company has not specified whether the vehicles will be standard or plug-in hybrids. The automaker writes…

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Subaru debuting two hybrids in Europe, Asia, one in North America

At the Tokyo Motor Show this month, Subaru debuted two new hybrids: the 2019 Crosstrek e-Boxer Advance Hybrid prototype and the 2019 Forester e-Boxer Hybrid. According to Torque News, the vehicles will be sold first in Japan, with a launch in Europe to follow. For the U.S. and North America market, Subaru plans to launch the Crosstrek Plug-In which will…

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Subaru to launch new hybrid in Japan, U.S. launch unlikely

The 2019 Forester eBoxer Hybrid will launch in Japan this year before heading to Australia and Europe. Subaru’s latest entry into the hybrid market will be followed by a second hybrid in early 2020—at least in Australia. Currently, Subaru has announced no plans to bring the Forester eBoxer Hybrid to the U.S. anytime soon. However, the automaker will launch the…

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Crosstrek PHEV to have limited distribution

The new Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid will hit showrooms this fall, but only in select states. In order to comply with California’s zero-emission vehicle regulations, the hybrid from Subaru will only be sold in the ten states that have implemented the regulations. According to Torque News, the PHEV will be sold in Maryland, but Subaru has yet to officially confirm this.…

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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…

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2019 Crosstrek plug-in hybrid scheduled for late 2018

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…

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Subaru may look to Evoltis for hybrid PHEV

Subaru has registered the name Evoltis, potentially hinting at a near-term rollout for the automaker’s newest hybrid: a plug-in. According to a report by Green Car Reports, Subaru has trademarked the name and will apply it to the PHEV, to be released as early as 2019. Previously, Subaru came to market with the Crosstrek hybrid in the U.S., and has…

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