Is a 2015 Subaru Legacy hybrid in the works?
The 2015 Subaru Legacy concept was unveiled at the LA Auto Show 2013 with a new design but will it also be coming with a new hybrid powertrain? We know Subaru has already developed their own hybrid system in-house for the 2014 XV Crosstrek. As we reported yesterday, Subaru is looking to borrow Toyota’s hybrid technology for their future hybrid vehicles.
Because Toyota owns a 16.5 percent stake in Subaru making it Fuji Heavy’s largest shareholder, they have the advantage of using the excellent Toyota hybrid technology. As we reported yesterday, Naoto Muto, executive vice president for global engineering at Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), said the brand's in-house hybrid technology is “geared more toward sportier driving than fuel economy.”