2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid achieves excellent fuel economy [video]
Subaru’s first-ever 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid model was just recently unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show last month and it comes with the brands distinctive features that have made the brand so popular among young active buyers. It features Subaru’s excellent Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system and 8.7 inches of ground clearance for off-road capability. But what kind of fuel mileage will the new Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid offer buyers?
The good thing about the new XV Crosstrek hybrid is that it will feature the same low center of gravity and superior weight balance as the gasoline model. This is because Subaru uses the same horizontally-opposed Boxer engine that sits low in the chassis. But new to the hybrid model are the components for the hybrid system such as an electric motor and a high voltage battery. By using a motor assist function, both smooth acceleration and enhanced fuel economy have been achieved.
XV Crosstrek achieves excellent fuel-mileage
Subaru says the new 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid model will achieve 20.0km/liter (47 mpg) from the Japanese JC08 test cycle that was conducted for the new XV Hybrid. This test cycle is is expected to be more “real-world” and meets Japans new more demanding 2015 Fuel Economy Standards ahead of time. And all this is accomplished while maintaining Subaru's unique Symmetrical AWD layout.