Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid PHEV Boasts Prius Prime-Like Electric Range
Subaru’s first plug-in almost goes the distance.
Details were and still are scarce on this newest plug-in. But now, thanks to a CARB certification filing, we’ve got a few new details.
It appears as though the Crosstrek Hybrid (plug-in) will get a city all-electric range (AER) rating of 25.65 miles or an equivalent all-electric range rating of 26.273 (EAER). Meanwhile, its highway figures are AER 21.9 and EAER of 27.381.
***Note – UDDS stands for Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule, and refers to a United States Environmental Protection Agency mandated dynamometer test on fuel economy that represents city driving conditions which is used for light duty vehicle testing.
Subaru named its plug-in hybrid simply Hybrid, like the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Of course, this is quite a confusing name too, as the Crosstrek Hybrid was around in the past, but in conventional hybrid form, not this new plug-in version.
As previously mentioned, Subaru makes use of the Toyota Hybrid System (THS) that is integrated with Subaru’s four-cylinder direct-injection BOXER engine, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and an all-new transmission.
The PHEV model was already expected this year with an all-electric Subaru hinted for 2021.
Hat tip to Jeremy!
Conventional Subaru Crosstrek