2013 NY Auto Show Preview: Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

During the week leading up to the 2013 New York International Auto Show, The Driving Life will focus on the big news to expect from automakers, including vehicle launches and model updates.

Subaru of America will debut the brand’s first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Subaru will also debut an all-new performance concept vehicle.

Based on the popular XV Crosstrek crossover introduced for 2013, the new XV Crosstrek Hybrid model uses a Subaru-engineered hybrid system and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. No other details on the hybrid model have been released, but the gasoline XV, which comes with standard all-wheel drive, is rated at an impressive 25 mpg (city), 33 mpg (highway) and 28 mpg (combined).

Subaru did not release additional details on the performance concept vehicle.

The Subaru press conference will take place at 11:05 a.m. on Thursday, March 28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

[Source: Chrysler Group LLC]

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