• Subaru’s greenest car will be the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid


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    The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

    The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid might be the coolest hybrid this side of the Honda CRZ. I mention the little Honda as the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid may have a similar mild hybrid system. Hopefully, the additional power from the electric motor can boost the timid 148 horsepower that comes from the 2.0-liter, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine.

    The 2013 New York Auto Show will have more details on the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, but Subaru did say, “Based on the popular XV Crosstrek crossover introduced for 2013, the new XV Crosstrek Hybrid model uses a Subaru engineered Hybrid system and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.” – – Subaru Media

    If you think that statement has precious little to go on, you’d be right.

    The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid should utilize the engine as a generator and regenerative braking to supply power to the lithium-ion batteries. It’s easy to assume that Subaru will use their continuously variable transmission  known as the Automatic Lineartronic® CVT, because they tend to work well with hybrid power-plants. With that said, it’s possible that Subaru may consider using their five-speed manual transmission too.

    Right now, all we can do is speculate as to what Subaru has in store for the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, but we know one thing for sure: it will definitely have Subaru’s lauded Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Now, I wonder if Subaru will turn its BRZ into a hybrid?

    Check out our fun, off road video with the Subaru XV Crosstrek!

    Should be an interesting car to test off road – no?

    Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum.  His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.
    Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism – Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.

    Nathan Adlen
    Nathan Adlen
    Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.

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