Subaru Announces Crosstrek-Based Plug-In Hybrid

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MISSISSAUGA: Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) announced on November 23 the brand’s first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the 2020 Crosstrek.

The new plug-in hybrid maintains all the capability of the traditional Subaru Crosstrek with increased fuel efficiency thanks to its plug-in hybrid powertrain. It can be driven as a conventional hybrid vehicle, using both electric and gas power to eliminate range anxiety, or driven on pure electric power for efficient local commuting.

“Our dealers and customers have asked for a vehicle like this and we listened,” said SCI president, chairman and CEO Yasushi Enami.

“We’re excited to expand our well-rounded lineup with an alternative powertrain vehicle that offers the benefits of electrification without the hassle of range anxiety.”

The Crosstrek-based plug-in hybrid is an advanced, eco-friendly version of the versatile compact SUV that packs the capability of a Subaru SUV in a city-sized package.

he value-packed 2019 Subaru Crosstrek delivers all the benefits of a true crossover—and lots of pleasant surprises to boot. Despite being classified as a compact vehicle, the Crosstrek boasts generous ground clearance, ample cargo space, and excellent versatility.

This popular model also has the advantages of a sporty hatch, including crisp response, superior handling and stellar fuel efficiency. What’s more, this compact crossover has a few things that no other compact crossover can claim—namely, a potent SUBARU BOXER engine, the legendary Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD system and a long-travel suspension system developed over decades of international rally competition.

All things considered, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is the perfect choice for urban types who crave fun, inside or outside the city limits.

Arriving at Subaru dealers near the end of next year, the 2020 Crosstrek-based plug-in hybrid will also feature unique styling, calling out its distinct abilities.

Like the gas-powered Crosstrek, the plug-in hybrid version is built around the Subaru Global Platform that was designed to accommodate hybrid and electric powertrains. – CNW