2019 Subaru Crosstrek Won’t Create A Surge In Hybrids!

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For the first time in modern history, Subaru is about to launch a plug-in hybrid and this is through the next-gen Crosstrek. The popular crossover will arrive later this year and it will rely on a PHEV setup that is developed by Toyota.

The collaboration is not surprising as Toyota hold a 17% stake in Subaru. What’s best about it is that Subaru don’t have to splurge a lot of cash for the hybrid unit and they can still look forward to seeing the Crosstrek boosting the company’s average gas mileage and reliability.

However, if you think that this will lead to Subaru passing around the PHEV powertrain on their other cars, you best look elsewhere because that isn’t going to happen at all. Subaru revealed that they will launch a hybrid-powered vehicle only if it’s required.

The carmaker explained that hybrids and EVs are not something that they have been working on at all hence the need to rely on Toyota. To fend off criticism from the crowd, Subaru quoted that they rather be the last brand offering hybrids and EVs if it means “getting it right”.