Report: Subaru Crosstrek Outperforms Toyota Hybrid Upgrade

Subaru’s popular Crosstrek model is rumored to be receiving an upgrade to its hybrid system, following in the footsteps of the Subaru Forester. The next-generation e-Boxer hybrid engine, which combines a Subaru flat-four petrol engine with Toyota hybrid technology, is set to breathe new life into the Crosstrek.

According to the Japanese newspaper Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun, the Crosstrek is slated to receive the revamped hybrid powertrain in 2024. This move is part of Subaru’s partnership with Toyota, which owns around 20% of the company. This new hybrid system is expected to address the shortcomings of Subaru’s current hybrid technology, which has been criticized for offering minimal fuel savings compared to non-hybrid models.

The Subaru Forester is also due to receive the next-generation e-Boxer powertrain, with a planned arrival in Australia in 2025. The Forester will be the first Subaru model to feature Toyota’s hybrid technology, signaling a new era of collaboration between the two automakers.

Subaru Australia Managing Director Blair Read expressed excitement about the upcoming upgrades, particularly the addition of the next-generation e-Boxer strong hybrid technology. The Forester is set to go into production in America in 2024 before making its way to Australia the following year.

As we eagerly await further details from Subaru Australia, it’s clear that the future looks exciting for Subaru’s hybrid lineup. The Crosstrek and Forester are poised to benefit from Toyota’s advanced hybrid technology, promising improved fuel efficiency and performance for discerning customers. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting development.

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