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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Sets Destination To ‘Electric’

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The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be arriving soon and this version will be like none other Subaru models as it will be the first to get full electrification. The Crosstrek crossover would follow soon after.

Chris Hawken, Subaru’s UK marketing director, revealed to Auto Express that the upcoming Subaru Crosstrek “will have electrification in the range.”

The EV variant is expected to launch in the next five years but in the meantime, Subaru would most likely be releasing a plug-in hybrid variant. The Crosstrek hybrid was terminated by Subaru and Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, CEO of Fuji Heavy Industries, revealed that there is a hybrid variant on the cards.

Yoshinaga added that, “We’ll be sure to comply with regulations. But at the same time, the overall industry is now shifting its electrification focus toward EVs. We are in the age where we cannot just go on launching EVs only as regulation compliance cars.”

The automaker said that it will be producing the technology on its own but it would be enlisting outside resources for batteries and electric motor. Expect to see the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next year.