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Subaru introduced the first rechargeable hybrid (photo)

Japanese company Subaru has declassified in the US rechargeable hybrid based on the model Crosstrek. Under this name there are sold the XV crossover, which is essentially a “raised” version of the hatchback Impreza.

Part of a hybrid power plant includes a usual Zubarovskaya combination: “oppozit” 2,0 liter, CVT Lineartronic, and the system of symmetrical AWD that complements a pair of electric motors. One acts as a starter, but can also recharge the traction battery from the engine. Second, with a capacity of 118 horsepower, powers the wheels in the hybrid and pure electric driving mode. It also recharges the battery when braking in regen mode.

For the hybrid two-liter engine slightly deportirovali — capacity reduced from 152 to 137 horsepower. In addition, it developed a new braking system, which automatically distributes braking force between the operating brake and an electric motor working in generator mode.

Li-ion battery capacity of 8.8 kWh is located under the Luggage compartment floor for its volume has decreased from 588 to 450 litres. The range in purely electric mode is 27 kilometers. By the way, Prime Toyota Prius with the same battery capacity reserve time and a half and is 40 kilometers.

In pure electric mode Crosstrek Hybrid is capable of accelerating up to 104 kilometers per hour. Despite the weight increase of 258 kilograms, an electric “allowance” made hybrid similar dynamic crossover from a purely petrol power unit: acceleration time to 100 kilometres an hour, had less than a second.

External differences hybrid small, but they are. In the color palette appeared pale blue mother-of-pearl, the inside of the headlights installed blue ring, and in the grille and on the bumpers — metallic panels.

Interior — new leather-trimmed contrasting colors (grey and dark blue) with blue stitching and blue inserts on the dashboard and doors. In addition, the hybrid received the Electromechanical Parking brake button, while a conventional crossover is still a traditional Parking brake lever.

Premiere of new model will take place at the motor show in Los Angeles. To American dealers Subaru hybrid crossover will arrive later this year at a price of 34 995 dollars. A similar crossover with conventional gasoline engine of 2 liters and a CVT is in the United States from 22 795 USD. In North America sold cars of local production, released on the Subaru plant in Indiana.

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