It was already expected, but now Subaru has made it official – the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid plug-in hybrid will arrive later this year. The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will be Subaru’s first ever plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Subaru hasn’t revealed the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid, but it will clearly be based on the standard Crosstrek. Underneath the skin, it will be powered by a Toyota plug-in hybrid system, which will be closely related to the Prius Prime. Subaru hasn’t revealed any specs for the new plug-in hybrid powertrain, but it will be able to drive in fully electric mode, which will likely be less than the the Prius Prime’s 25 mile EV range.
It’s also not known if Subaru will use the Evoltis name to brand the plug-in hybrid powertrain, since Subaru recently trademarked the name. The Crosstrek Hybrid will still feature an all-wheel drive system and a new transmission.
Subaru hasn’t announced when the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will debut, but it will feature unique styling to help it stand out from the standard Crosstrek.