For now, Subaru is mum on any real details about the vehicle.
Last month, vehicle and Driver reported that Subaru filed the trademark name Evoltis with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, leading to speculation that the name could be applied to the expected plug-in hybrid version of the Crosstrek.More news: Google employees resign in protest over controversial Pentagon AI project, report says
Millennials are pushing electric and hybrid vehicles to the forefront of automotive, and Subaru is jumping on the train with the introduction of its first plug-in hybrid vehicle: the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid integrates a four-cylinder direct-injection Subaru BOXER engine, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, all-new transmission and the Toyota Hybrid System (THS). Unlike the previous version, the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will be a plug-in hybrid with a pure electric mode.
The Subaru announcement also detailed that the auto will use a version of the Toyota hybrid system from the Prius Prime. Subaru says that the new hybrid will be able to drive like a normal hybrid or an EV for local commutes.More news: Dave Grohl Set to Record Epic 25-Minute Instrumental Piece
The Crosstrek Hybrid combines the wide-ranging off-road capability of the gas-powered Crosstrek with hybrid efficiency. We have no idea how far the vehicle will drive on electric power alone.
Most PHEVs have short all-electric driving ranges, tens of miles on electricity alone is likely.More news: How to watch today's big launch event
Subaru also announced that the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will feature exclusive styling, but it left out any specifics on what will make this crossover unique. No MSRP was given as part of Subaru's announcement, but it is expected to be higher than the 2018 Crosstrek's entry price of $21,795.