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Subaru XV Crosstrek becomes more refined by using Hybrid technology

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Jan 24, 2014

The 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid is first gas-electric model built by the Subaru. It has 8.7 inches of ground clearance which is almost the same as the standard XV Crosstrek non Hybrid model. Toyota is Subaru’s strategic partner and is somehow the parent company of BRZ, but this time had no contribution in the development of this hybrid powertrain.

The 2.0 litre four-cylinder boxer engine with a slight refinement in the compression-ratio gives a boost over previously used engine and generates 148hp with 145 lb-ft of torque. The Subaru Lineartronic CVT transmission erects into the electric motor and adds 13.4 horses and 48 lb-ft of torque to the total power. It doesn’t experience predominantly swift off the line, but the new low RPM aid from the electric motor helps a lot when it’s most indispensable. This Hybrid system is rated very good for economy and miles per gallon on the EPA cycle with a 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the motorway cruising which is almost three miles per gallon better than its previous version.

We are looking forward for this new car, with its 13hp electric motor wedged into its Continuous Variable Transmission and an earlier spare tire well now packed with an 0.6 kWh battery pack of nickel metal hydride chemistry, will vend in places where the atmospheric and political ambiences favour a hybrid-badge Subaru. The efficiency of the all new XV Crosstrek Hybrid system was staggeringly superior all the way through its journey to the Iceland. During the testing through Iceland when daylight diminishes quickly and the wind gets shoddier, you do not have any choice but to push on and pay no attention to the progressively more troubled warning messages about the ABS and traction-control systems from the multifunction display of the Crosstrek. The hybrid system’s batteries didn’t last long under these circumstances, but you will be amazed that the petrol engine alone was enough to pull the package.

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