Subaru Introduces its First Production Hybrid Model at the 2013 New York International Auto Show

- Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid based on popular XV Crosstrek SUV


- Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive SUV in America.


- Subaru-engineered hybrid system uses 2.0-liter BOXER engine and integrates an electric motor into a continuously variable transmission


- Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard offers solid, all-terrain performance


- Same utility and versatility as the gasoline model


New York, N.Y., March 28, 2013 - Subaru of America, Inc. today unveiled the brand’s first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Based on the popular XV Crosstrek SUV introduced for 2013, the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid model arrives in Subaru dealerships fourth quarter of 2013. When the XV Crosstrek Hybrid goes on sale it will be the most fuel-efficient and lowest-emissions AWD hybrid SUV in America.

In developing its first-ever hybrid, Subaru chose one of its popular, go-anywhere SUV vehicle platforms. As a result, the new XV Crosstrek Hybrid offers all the capability and versatility of the gasoline XV Crosstrek. The added benefits of a hybrid powertrain, including higher fuel efficiency, broaden the vehicle’s appeal. Key to this approach is that the XV Crosstrek Hybrid shares the gasoline model’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and chassis capability. For example, the 8.7 inches of ground clearance is the same as for the gas model and is higher than for some dedicated SUVs, while providing a low step-in height.

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