You can blemish one archetypal off the account of hybrids accessible in the U.S.
The Subaru Crosstrek Amalgam will be discontinued for the 2017 archetypal year, appearance the end of the band for Subaru’s aboriginal assembly amalgam car.
The blow of the Crosstrek calendar will abide with accessory changes as Subaru prepares redesigned Impreza and Crosstrek models for barrage over the abutting two years.
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The Crosstrek Amalgam was discontinued due to poor sales, according to CarsDirect.
Like Subaru’s beyond Outback, the Crosstrek (previous accepted as the XV Crosstrek) is about a commuter car with a taller ride acme and added asperous administration meant to address to SUV buyers.
But while the Outback is based on the Subaru Legacy wagon (no best awash in the U.S.), the Crosstrek is based on the Impreza bunched hatchback.
2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
The Crosstrek was alien as a 2013 model, and the amalgam followed for the 2014 archetypal year.
The amalgam Crosstrek was advised and engineered absolutely centralized by Subaru admitting Toyota’s abundant buying pale in the abate carmaker.
The amalgam added a 10-kilowatt (13-horsepower) electric motor and 0.6-kilowatt-hour nickel-metal hydride array backpack to the 2.0-liter boxer-four agent and CVT automated manual accessible in non-hybrid versions of the Crosstrek.
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The 2016 Crosstrek Amalgam was rated at 31 mpg accumulated (29 mpg city, 33 mpg highway), compared to 29 mpg accumulated (26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway) for the non-hybrid, CVT-equipped Crosstrek.
When we activated both versions about the time of their launches, we noticed that the fuel-economy gap amid the two shrank to around annihilation in real-world driving.
A abbreviate fuel-economy advantage may accept been partly to accusation for the Crosstrek Hybrid’s low sales.
Subaru XV concept, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
Subaru will anon acquaint a redesigned non-hybrid Crosstrek, based on the next-generation Impreza that will barrage as a 2017 model.
Previewed by the XV Abstraction from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the new Crosstrek will acceptable arise as a 2018 model.
But it is cryptic whether the Crosstrek Amalgam will return, now that it faces added austere antagonism from contenders like the all-wheel-drive Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.
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Instead, Subaru may move on to an all-electric crossover account vehicle.
An August address out of Japan claimed Subaru was developing such a archetypal with an eye against a 2021 launch.
Thus far, the carmaker has not accepted any such plans.
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