Thursday, September 29, 2022
Auto Shows & Events Subaru Introduces Hybrid eBoxer Technology At The Geneva Motor Show

Subaru Introduces Hybrid eBoxer Technology At The Geneva Motor Show

Subaru is combining some of its best and most lauded attributes with hybrid technology in order to promote efficiency without compromise.

This is not the first time that Subaru dabbles in hybrid technology. Their first attempt in 2014 was using the popular, then named XV Crosstrek as the basis to experiment the implementation of hybrid technology in Subaru’s products. The car was ok but not well received.

Today, Subaru’s going at it again with a similar mind set, at least it would appear that way. Like the first Subaru Hybrid, this new eBoxer technology turns out to be a mild step forward if we’re to believe some first drive reviews already published online.

The major difference with the previous generation system is that today’s version is a plug-in hybrid. The other piece of news is that both the Crosstrek and Forester will be privy to the technology. Both will use an Atkinson-cycle 2.0-litre Boxer-4 that produces 150-horsepower and 143 lb.-ft. of torque.

The electrified components add some power which is mostly offset by the hybrid system’s extra girth. The advantage, on paper at least, is that a fully charged battery will provide roughly 25km of 100% petrol-free mobility. As always, and also based on some reviews we’ve looked at, this numbers varies tremendously depending on throttle application, driving and weather conditions.

The highlight seems to be the extra low-end torque which translates into brisker city driving. Fuel economy numbers are improved however we do not have official numbers. Subaru has stressed that these cars remain just as capable as their non-PHEV counterparts which is one of the brands key attributes.

Trending Now

This is a First Look at the New 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

Once more, Hyundai is revolutionizing its design. By the looks of the prototype, it’s far boxier than it’s ever been. Hyundai’s clearly looking to...

The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Will Deliver 61 km of EV Range

This will be possible thanks to its 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The total system power is 248hp and 332 lb/ft of torque. It feels...

The Mercedes-AMG GT is Officially Done

AMG confirms there will be a successor. The GT was a most successful supercar, more so than its predecessors including the SLS. We got...

Only 300 2023 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost will be Made

The Black Ghost is part of Dodge’s run of “Last Call” models. It’s number six of a total of seven. Dodge is nearing the...

Hertz Ordered 175,000 Electric Vehicles from GM

The landscape of the rental car industry will change dramatically in the coming years, with several new electric car models coming to market. In fact,...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.