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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Debuting in New York

Subaru's Compact Soft-Roader Gets an Efficiency Boost

Edward A. SanchezMar 20, 2013
Subaru has made its name in the U.S. market on its standard all-wheel-drive and boxer engines. Its cars have generally appealed to outdoor enthusiasts, residents of snowy areas, and specifically the WRX models, to performance enthusiasts. Fuel economy has long been a secondary concern for Subaru's target buyers, but the recent redesign of the Impreza, the 2014 Forester, and the Impreza-based XV Crosstrek with smaller-displacement engines and CVT automatics shows that economy is becoming more of a priority for Subaru.
Subaru's economy cred is about to get a big boost in the form of the XV Crosstrek Hybrid, the brand's first production hybrid, but it's clear Subaru's been toying with the idea of hybrids for quite a while. It displayed its gullwing Hybrid Tourer Concept at the 2009 Tokyo motor show, and most recently presented the Viziv diesel-hybrid concept in Geneva. In between those two, Subaru also took its wagon-shaped Advanced Tourer concept to the 2011 Toyko show.
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The hybrid system showcased in the Advanced Tourer concept is probably closest to what we'll see on the Crosstrek Hybrid, which is a single-motor system. The 2009 Hybrid Tourer concept employed a two-motor hybrid system, one powering the front and rear axles, respectively.
Stay tuned to Truck Trend for the official reveal and specifications of the new Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.
Source: Subaru
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