(VIDEO) New York 2013 : Subaru’s hybrid in motion (XV Hybrid)
After a long quietness on electrified powertrains, at the New York Auto Show Subaru will present, in the wake of the Geneva Motor Show and the Viziv concept - a plug-in hybrid diesel - the XV Crosstrek Hybrid, the first hybrid to be sold by the brand .
The New York Auto Show will open its doors in a week (March 29 to April 7), but Subaru already reveals some information on this turning point towards hybrid powertrains, and 4WD of course!
If the architecture is likely to be the same as the Viziv (Subaru reveals few information at the moment, a teaser with photo, video and name...) with a combustion engine at the front and electric motor at the rear, as in PSA’s HYbrid4 technology, the XV Hybrid should be based on a petrol engine (U.S. market) and probably won’t be a plug-in...
The XV Crosstrek is a crossover that has been launched in 2013, its presents the new identity of the brand, with a front-end very close to the one of the new Impreza.