First Ever Subaru Hybrid Headed for New York Auto Show

Subaru has always kept the formula simple - boxer engine at the front powering all four wheels using differentials and complex electronics. However, they too need to move along with the times, and back in 2011 they announced that 2013 would be the year they would be debuting their first ever hybrid model.
Subaru's Very Green XV Concept 1 photo
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The Japanese manufacturer, owned by Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries has steered clear of hybrids until now, and according to The Detroit Bureau, they could be debuting their new hybrid as soon as the end of March, when the 2013 New York Auto Show is set to begin.

Furthermore, since Subaru already has ties with Toyota, it was speculated that they would use a derivative of a Toyota hybrid system. Now, though, the same source suggests that they will be showing off a self-developed system.

It uses a two-liter four-pot boxer engine, which is mated to a CVT gearbox, which will most likely also house a 13 hp electric motor. Aside from this, we really don`t have any details, and we don`t even know what vehicle Subaru is planning on using for the important US automotive venue where it is set to debut. Also, considering the fact that they have chosen to debut it in the States, it is safe to say they don`t plan on making it a Japan-only model.
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