Crosstrek XV HYBRID Baby!!!

Subaru will unveil a hybrid version of its XV Crosstrek small crossover at the New York auto show next week.

The car will be Subaru’s first gasoline-electric vehicle and employ technology based on Toyota Motor Corp.’s hybrid system.

Subaru did not say when the car hits showrooms but the company has promised first deliveries sometime this year.

Also making a world debut in New York will be a concept version of a new performance model, Subaru says.

Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., the parent company of the Subaru brand, declined to provide other details. But it released a photo of the hybrid XV Crosstrek in bright lime green.

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The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Debuts at New York Auto Show [Photo Gallery] – autoevolution

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is actually just a lifted Impreza hatchback with a few graphic improvements like the new front and rear bumpers, a different grille and new wheels. It offers 22 centimeters (8.7 inches) ground clearance thanks to the reworked suspension.

Subaru informed that the car will do an estimated 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined. Its pricing has not yet been announced, but based on the fact that a base Impreza hatch costs $18,745 and a Forester $21,370 we expect it to cost somewhere in between. Read the full article HERE.

Subaru through the ages

What a COOL commercial. The thing is, we not only love Subaru, but we love other people who also love Subaru. This is probably one of the coolest collages of Subaru models we have seen in a long long time, and it all points to the Subaru XV, which is a much-anticipated sports crossover vehicle set to be released sometime in the very near future. Keep your eyes peeled, Subaru has always been very sneaky about when they drop new models!