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Subaru Introduces its First Plug-In Hybrid, the Crosstrek Hybrid, in the U.S.


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Subaru Introduces its First Plug-In Hybrid, the Crosstrek Hybrid, in the U.S.

Let's get the PR out of the way. Automotive and aerospace businesses are the pillars of Subaru's operations. Subaru, therefore, identifies "the earth, the sky, and nature" as its fields of business. It should come as no surprise then that the preservation of the ecosystem and the environment are of utmost importance to Subaru. Subaru aims to “develop and deliver products to meet societal needs. And contribute to the environment through advanced technologies” in the environmental policy. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is an SUV that embodies the company’s environmental vision.

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6Features of Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru Introduces its First Plug-In Hybrid, the Crosstrek Hybrid, in the U.S.

Subaru allows its riders a new “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” driving experience unique to Plug-In Hybrid models. The Hybrid features the new Subaru StarDrive Technology that uniquely integrates electric motors, a 2.0-liter direct-injection Subaru Boxer engine, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and a new Continuously Variable Transmission. An EV range of 17 miles covers a variety of trips, and the Crosstek gets up to 90 MPGe with a total range of 480 miles - so you can drive 1/4 of the way through Texas before stopping.

5Additional features include

Subaru Introduces its First Plug-In Hybrid, the Crosstrek Hybrid, in the U.S.
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Smooth, responsive and strong acceleration when using both gas and electric power. Superb rough road driving capability thanks to the quick response of electric motor. Charging from an ordinary household power outlet is also available, for user convenience. The Crosstek has a capacity of up to around 1000 lbs for all your errand-running needs.

4So how does it look on the inside?

Subaru Introduces its First Plug-In Hybrid, the Crosstrek Hybrid, in the U.S.

The Crosstek Hybrid has been given an exclusive design emphasizing its sophistication and superb functionality. Newly designed shapes and features have been added to key points around the exterior to emphasize the rugged, solid look of the body. The colors and textures provide a more advanced, premium feel. And if you're into blue, Lagoon Blue Pearl is available as the exclusive exterior color for Crosstrek Hybrid. The entire interior has been color-coordinated with a blue tone to give the cabin an advanced, unique atmosphere.

3Is it a daily driver?

Subaru Introduces its First Plug-In Hybrid, the Crosstrek Hybrid, in the U.S.
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Yes. And no. The Crosstek Hybrid has features that are designed to make the SUV even more comfortable for daily driving. There are some fancy displays to help you know when your car is performing optimally. There's an app to help with charging and changing your car's settings. And you can change the climate control through your smartphone. If you're a Luddite these all sound like horrible things. But if you're invested in the 21st century, you're welcome.

2So am I getting a Subaru or a Hybrid?

Subaru Introduces its First Plug-In Hybrid, the Crosstrek Hybrid, in the U.S.

Both. You get the fuel economy of a plug-in hybrid and the characteristics of the standard Crosstrek. Superb dynamic driving quality is achieved with the rigid body of the Crosstek. Its easier to stop with an electronically controlled brake system that consists of regenerative brakes and mechanical brakes. The Crosstek Hybrid has the same superior safety as gasoline models based on Subaru's safety philosophy.

 

1That's fine. Give me the specs.

Subaru Introduces its First Plug-In Hybrid, the Crosstrek Hybrid, in the U.S.
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The 5-passenger Crosstek Hybrid e-cylinder boxer engine produces 137 horsepower. Even when the hybrid engine takes over its got enough oomph to get you the full range of 480 miles in comfort, and style. The CVT transmission is smooth, and with Subaru's standard all-wheel drive you'll arrive safely at your final destination.