Subaru of America, Inc., has unveiled pricing on its first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the XV Crosstrek Hybrid, arriving in dealerships in late 2013 and starting at $25,995, MSRP. The Hybrid is based on the XV Crosstrek crossover model and retains its all-terrain capability while providing improved fuel efficiency and driving dynamics, according to the company.
“The XV Crosstrek Hybrid will now combine those proven Subaru attributes with hybrid technology and will appeal still further to ecologically-minded consumers,” said Thomas J. Doll, president, and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc.
All XV Crosstrek Hybrids are equipped with 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder BOXER engine and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Available in a standard trim and top-of-the-line Touring, models include a 13.4 hp/48 lb. –ft. electric drive motor integrated into the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. The 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid features numerous exclusive design features. The rear light clusters and the stop lamps use energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) technology. The high-grade color multi-function display is exclusive to the XV Crosstrek Hybrid and featured on both models. The 4.3-inch LCD screen can show the hybrid system’s energy flow according to driving conditions. Using switching screens, the display combines driving operation information with entertainment content, including the standard rear vision camera.
The navigation system in the XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring uses a 6.1-inch touch screen LCD display and voice control, iTunes tagging, SMS text messaging capability, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM NavTraffic. The navigation system also features Aha Infotainment smartphone integration featuring radio stations, newsfeeds, audiobooks and more. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid includes all the standard equipment from the XV Crosstrek Premium model and adds keyless access and start, automatic climate control system, upgraded instrument cluster, high-grade multi-function display, body-color foldable side mirrors with integral turn signals, leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver stitching, chrome exterior door handles and more. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring, starting at $29,295, MSRP model adds a touch-screen navigation system, leather-trimmed seating and a power moonroof.