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The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has been discontinued for the 2017 model year. Poor sales have attributed to the Crosstrek Hybrid’s demise and did little to convince buyers it was worth the $4,800 premium over the normal Crosstrek. The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid was rated by the EPA to return 29 mpg in the city and […]

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Subaru is reported;y on track to introduce a battery-electric powered crossover vehicle by 2021. According to Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbu, the midsize all-wheel drive vehicle will be based on the Forester or Outback models the newspaper said, without identifying the source of the information. When it arrives, the new model is expected to use […]

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If the regular Subaru BRZ sports car isn’t fuel efficient enough for you, researchers at Mississippi State have a solution for you: Go hybrid. No, Subaru doesn’t make a hybrid BRZ, but the team from Mississippi State’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering did build one – and a plug-in at that. SEE ALSO: Subaru […]

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Could we one day see various brand hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles affixed with a discrete “Voltec Inside” badge on their flanks? Probably not, but that General Motors is willing to supply the second-generation Chevy Volt’s powertrain architecture to competitors is more certain, according to Automotive News. “We want to be the partner of choice […]

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Subaru’s seven 2015 Subaru models have earned 2015 Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including the sole hybrid in the range, the XV Crosstrek hybrid. The seven Subaru models are the Legacy, Outback, Forester, BRZ, WRX/STI, Impreza and XV Crosstrek. Subaru is the only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety […]

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Subaru is launching a new and improved version of its EyeSight driver assistance system. Subaru explained the new system now features color stereo cameras that deliver an approximately 40 percent longer and wider detection range, brake light detection and can now fully function when the speed differential between the Eyesight equipped car and another vehicle […]

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As seen every year, the awaited Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Awards reveal which models the company expects will best retain its value. Yesterday was dedicated to the reveal of the 2014 awards with the 2014 Residual Analysis Report now available from Kelley Blue Book. Kelley Blue Book’s (KBB) Best Resale Value Awards are based […]

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Subaru’s 2014 Impreza and XV Crosstrek models, including the hybrid, earned a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award for good performance in each of the Institute’s crashworthiness evaluations, including the small overlap front test. These ratings apply to both 4- and 5-door body styles of the Impreza, excluding WRX/STI, and all XV Crosstrek variations, conventionally-powered […]

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Subaru announced the Levorg concept will make its world premiere at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday Nov. 20 and hints at improvements to come for Subaru’s presently weak hybrid offerings. The Levorg will feature an all-new 1.6-liter horizontally-opposed Boxer engine with direct injection turbo (DIT) technology. This Subaru-developed engine is designed to offer smooth […]

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Subaru of America, Inc. has announced pricing on the carmaker’s first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid will be arriving in dealerships in late 2013. This first Subaru Hybrid is based on the XV Crosstrek crossover model and the company said it retains its all-terrain capability while providing better fuel […]

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