Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid (1)

Μαζί με το WRX Concept, η Subaru παρουσίασε στην έκθεση της Νέας Υόρκης και το XV Crosstrek Hybrid (US-Spec). Το XV Crosstrek Hybrid, είναι το πρώτο υβριδικό μοντέλο παραγωγής της Subaru, θα πωλείται σε Ιαπωνία και Αμερική και θα χρησιμοποιεί ένα in-house υβριδικό σύστημα το οποίο συνδυάζεται με το σύστημα τετρακίνησης Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

Το υβριδικό σύστημα, είναι η εξέλιξη του συστήματος που φορούσε το πρωτότυπο Hybrid Tourer concept, το οποίο παρουσιάστηκε στην έκθεση του Τόκιο το 2009. Αποτελείται από τον 2.0-λιτρο κινητήρα άμεσου ψεκασμού απόδοσης 185 ίππων καθώς και έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα που και αποδίδει 10kW (13,4 ίππους). Έχει μέση κατανάλωση 7,3 λίτρα.100 χλμ και μπορεί να κινηθεί και για μερικά χλμ αποκλειστικά με τον ηλεκτροκινητήρα. Στο εσωτερικό διαθέτει μπλε πίνακα οργάνων με τις σχετικές ενδείξεις για τη μπαταρία.

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις, η Subaru ανακοίνωσε και τις πωλήσεις της για τον Φεβρουάριο όπου πούλησε 68.105 αυτοκίνητα (+101,8%).

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FHI Introduces the “SUBARU XV CROSSTREK HYBRID” at the 2013 New York International Auto Show – First-Ever Production Hybrid model – (PDF/326KB)

Tokyo, March 29, 2013 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, unveiled the “Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid” today at the New York International Auto Show (Press day: March 27 and 28; Open to the public from March 29 through April 7, 2013).

The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is the Subaru’s first hybrid vehicle and like all Subaru models embodies “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” driving experience realized through the Subaru brand. In addition to the XV Crosstrek’s original attributes: superb driveability, All-Wheel drive (AWD) capability and versatile utility, Subaru’s original hybrid system has been integrated into the model, furthering its sporty, fun to drive character and environmental friendliness.


[ Main features of the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid (US specifications) ]

The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid optimally balances fun to drive character and environmental friendliness.

In addition to the XV Crosstrek’s original superb driveability, rough-road capability and versatile utility, the simple and practical hybrid system has been integrated into the Subaru Symmetrical AWD system. The motor assist function of the electric motor delivers increased torque, responsive power and environmental friendliness. While its weight balance remains the same as the gasoline XV Crosstrek, the chassis performance has been refined exclusively for the hybrid model. The Hybrid chassis delivers a sporty yet stable drive. The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid will be introduced to the US market late fall this year.

<Hybrid system and Power unit>

The system offers smooth and responsive acceleration with a motor assist function and the best-in-class* fuel economy.

*: SUV AWD vehicle except for PHV in US. In-house test result.

Based on the Lineartronic (CVT) of the gasoline XV Crosstrek, a motor exclusively designed for the hybrid model was integrated inside the transmission case and is installed behind the primary pulley.

A 2.0-litre DOHC Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder gasoline engine was partially modified for the hybrid model, including reduction in engine friction.

By installing the high voltage battery under the cargo space, the overall front rear weight distribution and the low center of gravity were maintained at the same level as the gasoline XV Crosstrek.

The hybrid system offers EV (Electric Vehicle) driving at low speeds and motor assist driving at medium speeds. Enhanced fuel economy and responsive driving experience were both achieved.


Exclusive tuning for the front and rear suspensions, enhanced body rigidity and quick steering gear ratio enhanced sportiness of the XV Crosstrek Hybrid.


A simple and clean design motif was adopted in the exterior and interior enhancements which differentiate the car form the gasoline XV model. The design embodies eco-friendliness and advanced technologies of the XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

For the exterior, exclusive parts for the hybrid model such as rear combination lamps and aluminum-alloy wheels were newly developed. “HYBRID” badges appear at the front edges of the front doors and on the rear gate.

In the interior, the exclusively designed instrument cluster uses gradations of the blue color scheme to create a sense of depth. The Multi-Function Display shows the hybrid system’s energy flow according to driving conditions.

A new “Plasma Green Pearl” exterior color has been adopted. This eye-catching color evokes ecology as well as stands out in town.

<Major Specifications (US specifications)>

Overall Length X Width X Height (mm): 4,450 X 1,780 X 1,615

Wheelbase (mm): 2,640

Engine Type: 2.0-litre DOHC Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder petrol engine

Transmission Type: Lineartronic (CVT)

Electric Motor Type: Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor

Max. output of electric motor: 13.4hp (10kW)

Max. torque of electric motor: 48.0lb-ft (65N-m)

Battery Type: Nickel hydride batteries

Tires: 225/55 R17

Seating Capacity: 5

FHI Announces Production, Japan Sales and Export Results for February 2013 (Flash report) (PDF/223KB)


February 2013 Jan-Feb 2013
units 2013 vs 2012 units 2013 vs 2012
Domestic production *1 Passenger cars 52,086 129.8% 101,670 130.9%
Mini cars *2 0 0
Total 52,086 105.2% 101,670 106.1%
Overseas production *3 Passenger cars 16,019 92.2% 32,767 94.0%
Total 68,105 101.8% 134,437 102.8%


*1 JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU)
*2 FHI ended mini car production in March 2012.
*3 Local line-off basis


Led by strong demand for the Impreza, the passenger car production in Japan rose year over year for the 17th consecutive month, setting an all-time record for the month of February. For the second month in a row, the domestic production (passenger car only) surpassed the previous year figure which included the mini car production. Overseas production dropped year over year for the 6th straight month as inventory in North America continued to recover from shortages. Global production rose year over year for the second month in a row, setting a February production record.

Japan Sales

February 2013 Jan-Feb 2013
units 2013 vs 2012 units 2013 vs 2012
Passenger cars *1 10,251 134.8% 20,338 150.4%
Mini cars *2 5,212 54.5% 8,918 48.7%
合計 15,463 90.0% 29,256 91.9%


*1 Excludes commercial vehicles
*2 Includes mini trucks


With strong sales of the all-new Forester and continued high demand for the Impreza, domestic sales of passenger cars increased from a year ago for the 9th consecutive month. Total Japan sales decreased year over year for the third month in a row.


February 2013 Jan-Feb 2013
units 2013 vs 2012 units 2013 vs 2012
Total 38,152 107.3% 64,339 101.2%


* JAMA report basis


Led by the all-new Forester launch in North America, CBU exports from Japan posted the first year-over-year increase in 4 months.