Subaru Hybrid & Performance Concept Coming to NY

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XV Crosstrek Hybrid and an unspecified performance-oriented concept on the Subaru docket for next week's New York Auto Show.

Considering how popular Subarus are in places like Vermont and Oregon, you'd think they were all hybrids. But no. Subaru hasn't made a hybrid production vehicle to date, but that's all about to change. At the New York Auto Show next week, Subaru will unveil a hybrid version of its XV Crosstrek – itself a beefed-up version of the Impreza that essentially took the place of the old Outback Sport. The Crosstrek Hybrid will be a production vehicle, not a concept.

It will combine what Subaru claims is its own in-house hybrid powertrain with its signature Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Alongside the XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Subaru will also reveal "an all-new performance concept car" at the Manhattan show. The Japanese automaker didn't reveal any details as to what that might entail (nor did it release specs of the aforementioned Crosstreck Hybrid), but it is widely anticipated to be a preview of the next-gen WRX or STI – performance models which have been separated from the rest of the Impreza line on which they were formerly based.

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