- The first units will reach the official dealers in the autumn of this year
- Hybrids with 100% Subaru DNA: 4WD permanent, Engine Boxer, electric motor and battery 118V
- Able to circulate in 100% electric mode
- Preventative safety Subaru EyeSight as standard
Subaru Spain has announced the prices, finishes and equipment of its expected ECO Hybrid range, consisting of the new Forester, whose only available version will be hybrid, and the hybrid version of the XV. The first units will arrive in the autumn of this year to the official dealer network, where orders of both models are already accepted.
The new Forester and the Subaru XV are the first two models that incorporate Subaru's hybrid technology called e-Boxer, composed of a new generation propulsion system that combines an electric motor with two different brand technologies: the Boxer engine and the Symmetrical AWD permanent integral traction, placed longitudinally on the brand's acclaimed global platform.
The Subaru hybrid system, which employs 100% proprietary technology, maintains permanent 4-wheel drive, offering maximum safety on any surface and improved capabilities away from the asphalt thanks to the immediate torque delivery of its electric motor. Its excellent weight distribution, low center of gravity and the mechanical symmetry of the set offer a great balance, allowing a high level of comfort and a remarkable dynamism at the wheel. In addition, both the new Forester and the XV ECO Hybrid are able to run in 100% electric mode up to 40 km / h.
Prices New Forester ECO Hybrid
The fifth generation of the Forester, the safest vehicle in history in collision safety tests of the New Vehicle Evaluation Program of Japan (JNCAP), is presented in three finishes: Sport Plus, Executive and Executive Plus. All of them combine the power coming from its 4-cylinder atmospheric 2.0 engine and direct injection of 110 kW (150 hp) with that of an electric motor of 12.3 kW of maximum power integrated in the Lineartronic automatic gearbox, and powered by a generous lithium-ion battery with 118 volts of capacity. The Subaru EyeSight Preventive Safety technology is part of the standard equipment of all versions of the new Forester.
The finish Sport Plus of access to the range part of € 32,450 *, and shows a significant improvement in habitability, safety and rolling quality, in addition to adding the LED directional headlamps, the SRVD rear and dead-end vehicle detection system, the X-Mode system to the current generation access version. configurable in two positions (Snow / Mud and Snow / Deep Mud), which optimizes the response of the permanent 4-wheel drive in conditions of low grip and includes the up and down slope assistant, the Auto Vehicle Hold to facilitate the start on slopes, a new smartphone type audio system with a faster and more intuitive handling that includes Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity, and rear air conditioning outputs.
The finish Executive, available from € 35,150 * add the novel Driver Monitoring System – a driver monitoring system that warns of fatigue or distractions and is the first in the world to identify up to 5 drivers automatically adjusting the position of the seat, the exterior mirrors, air conditioning and multifunction screens to suit each one. In addition, it includes Reverse Automatic Braking -which helps to avoid collisions when driving in reverse by braking automatically if necessary and reducing the damage in the event of a collision-, and the electric adjustment of the driver's seat. For its part, the finish Executive Plus which is the highest in the Forester range, adds the double sunroof and the leather seats, for a price of € 36,650 *.
Prices XV ECO Hybrid
The XV, which will continue to be commercialized with the 1.6-hp 114-hp engine, either in gasoline or in the ECO BI-FUEL variant (gasoline + LPG), will incorporate hybrid mechanics with the same propulsion technology as the new Forester. The finish Sport Plus of the XV ECO Hybrid will depart from the € 30,200 *, while the price of the top-of-range version called Executive Plus, it will be of € 32,200 *, that is to say, € 2,500 additional on the petrol versions, and € 750 more than the ECO Bi-Fuel versions with identical equipment.
Since its arrival in Spain in 2012, the XV has been the best-selling model of the brand, contributing greatly to the sales growth experienced last year. With safety as a top priority, the Subaru XV and the Impreza are the safest models in their category according to Euro NCAP, having recently received the highest possible distinction (ASV +++) in the preventive safety category of the JNCAP tests thanks to the Subaru EyeSight system that continues to accumulate awards in the most prestigious international tests, and which is part of the standard equipment of the entire XV range.
Commitment Subaru with the protection of the environment
Both the new Forester and the XV ECO Hybrid are built on the acclaimed Subaru Global Platform, premiered by the Impreza and the XV, and are a further link in the brand's commitment to protecting the environment and contributing to the improvement of the air quality due to its low emissions of particles, nitrogen dioxide and COtwo.
As part of this strategy, Subaru Spain has been betting for years on the ECO Bi-fuel range, capable of running on both gasoline and LPG, and currently composed of Impreza, XV, Forester, Outback and soon Levorg. In 2019, one in five Subaru sold in Spain is Bi-Fuel.
Likewise, on June 6, the agreement between Toyota Motor Corporation and Subaru Corporation was made public by which they will jointly develop a platform for medium and large electric vehicles, as well as a new electric SUV of the C segment that will be marketed by both brands.
All the models of the ECO Subaru Range, composed of the ECO Bi-fuel and Eco Hybrid models, are recognized by the DGT with the ECO label, being able to circulate without limitations through the center of the cities during periods of traffic restrictions due to high traffic. pollution, while accessing important discounts in regulated parking areas, municipal traffic taxes and tolls in certain municipalities and autonomous communities.