Plug-In Hybrid Subaru In The Works
Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Fuji Heavy (parent company of Subaru), spoke of the automaker’s future offerings.
Automotive News reports:
“Yoshinaga said the company wants engines with thermal efficiency rates above 40 percent — above that of the engine in the Toyota Prius hybrid. The target suggests Subaru will dabble with clean-burning Atkinson cycle engines.”
“Higher efficiency means more energy from internal combustion is captured to power the wheels and less is lost through heat.”
So, a Toyota Prius challenger then.
However, Yoshinaga added that a plug-in hybrid Subaru is coming to North America before 2018. Oddly, the plug-in hybrid Subaru will borrow technology from Toyota, which we assume means from the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
Subaru and Toyota have been jointly working together for some time now, so this shouldn’t be too surprising.
If you’re a Subaru fan and a lover of plug-in hybrids, then your perfect automobile might just be here in a few year’s time.
Source: Automotive News