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Subaru and Toyota join army for Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru of America’s 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid — a brand’s initial plug-in hybrid — will mix Toyota’s hybrid complement with Subaru’s four-cylinder, direct-injection fighter engine, all-wheel expostulate and a new transmission.

The Crosstrek Hybrid also will have “unique styling,” Subaru said. It is to arrive during retailers during year end.

Based on a new Subaru Global Platform, a Crosstrek was designed and engineered to accommodate a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The platform’s stretchable pattern allows for gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric drivetrains. The Crosstrek was redesigned for a 2018 indication year.

In February, Subaru Chief Technology Officer Takeshi Tachimori told Automotive News that a automaker would pull heavily from partnerships to operative a plug-in hybrid.

“For a plug-in hybrid to be introduced this year, we have used Toyota’s technologies as most as possible,” Tachimori pronounced during a time.

The plug-in hybrid can be driven “as a normal hybrid,” Subaru pronounced in a statement, regulating gasoline and electric energy or only in electric drive.

Pricing of a 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will be expelled later.

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