Subaru joins the PHEV race with the latest version of the XV

To be revealed at the LA Auto Show
by Jason Tulio | Nov 20, 2018
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Subaru has officially joined the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) race. At the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, the Japanese carmaker will debut the refreshed XV (Crosstrek  in the US market) with a new powertrain.

But that doesn’t mean it has forgotten its roots. The hybrid system, which is called Subaru StarDrive Technology, still incorporates a 2.0-liter boxer engine, pairing it with a Lineartronic CVT and two electric motors. Power is channeled to all four wheels via the brand’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.

Subaru says that its PHEV can manage a 772km range on gas and electric power. It can reach up to 105kph on electric power alone and is roughly a second faster to 100kph than the regular XV.

Exclusive to the PHEV variant is the Lagoon Blue Pearl paint. Standard features for the US-spec version include an 8-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, push-button start, automatic climate control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

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No word yet if Subaru plans to bring this version of the XV to our neck of the woods. Would you like to see this in a local dealership?

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