| 20/04/2013 | 0 Comments

Subaru unveiled a Japanese specification prototype of its first hybrid model at the technical presentation event held in Japan. This hybrid vehicle will be introduced to domestic market in early summer this year.Subaru_Hybrid_2

Introduced at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in March, Subaru’s first-ever hybrid vehicle offers the brand’s distinctive, enjoyable driving experience.

Subaru_Hybrid_1The components for the hybrid system such as a motor and a high voltage battery are installed while maintaining the Subaru’s unique Symmetrical AWD layout. By compactly housing heavy parts under the cargo space, the overall front rear weight distribution and the low center of gravity were maintained at the same level as the gasoline model.

Subaru_Hybrid_3A 2.0-liter DOHC Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder gasoline engine was partially modified for the hybrid model, including reduction in engine friction. The transmission was developed exclusively for the hybrid model. Based on the Lineartronic (CVT), a motor was installed behind the primary pulley. The hybrid system offers EV (Electric Vehicle) driving at low speeds and motor assist driving at medium speeds. Enhanced fuel economy and responsive driving experience were both achieved.

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