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Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid – The first hybrid model from the Japanese manufacturer will debut at New York

The Japanese will launch Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, the first hybrid model in the brand’s history, at New York Auto Show (Press day: March 27 and 28; Open to the public from March 29 through April 7, 2013). Along with XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Subaru debuts in a new segment.

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid world debut

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru has announced that it will exhibit at the 2013 New York International Motor Show (Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC), scheduled for next week, its first hybrid model in history. We are talking about Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, a low emission version of the model that is already sold on the European market.

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Wallpaper [photo gallery]

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid – Engine & Design

The Japanese did not provide much information about the new Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid model, preferring to wait for the first press day at the New York exhibition.

The hybrid system is an evolution of the original system used for the Hybrid Tourer concept, which was exhibited at the Tokyo Auto Show 2009. Subaru Hybrid Tourer concept has 2.0-liter direct injection engine and two electric motors that were installed one on the front axle and delivers 10kW (13,4 hp) and one on the rear axle 20 kW (26.8 hp).

Technologies like the start-stop system and brake energy recovery will not miss. Also, to preserve unaltered the off-road claims of the model, Subaru will complete the hybrid system with the services of the famous all wheel drive system – Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

The first Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid images released by the Japanese car manufacturer betrays not too many aesthetic changes compared to the standard version.

Along with the new Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Subaru will exhibit in New York a mysterious concept, in a world premiere. The official Japanese press release states that the prototype will be a performance one, which makes us think that we could see the first anticipation of the next generation Impreza WRX.

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Video

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid via Subaru

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