Compact SUV hybrid in new sport version

Tokyo, 5 August 2016

In the year 2013, Subaru in Japan introduced its first car with hybrid drive, the XV hybrid. Since then he is as Crosstrek hybrid in the United States is offered. Subaru Tecnica International (STI) presents the Motorsports Division of Subaru, a sport version, which is available from fall at Japanese retailers.

Orange accents

The newcomer has differently-tuned dampers and springs, a strut brace in the engine compartment, as well as a modified appearance inside and out. These include Orange accents in the cockpit on the flanks of seat, the armrests in the doors and the climate controls as well as on the outside of the 17-inch alloy wheels, front and roof spoiler and the side sills. The black leather steering wheel, the gear selector lever and the exclusively designed seats (in black, white and orange) are embellished with orange contrast stitching. At various locations inside and outside the STI logo finds.

Sport version from about 33,000 euros

The hybrid version of the XV is powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol in Boxer design with 150 HP and a small electric motor, 15 HP (11 kW). What is still a nickel-metal hydride battery. The system output is 162 HP. In Japan, the new sport version hybrid tS costs 3.326.400 Yen, approximately 33,000 euros. (sl)