They recently had the chance to test drive the new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek , a slightly revamped model, but one which benefits from a much anticipated improvement, the availability of a new, more powerful engine. However, when sifting through the documentation explaining all the new features, we could not find any data on the 2021 plug-in hybrid version.
You should know that the Subaru plug-in hybrid, the PHEV for close friends, is only offered in Quebec for the moment, even if several buyers from British Columbia were very interested. Since it is available in very limited quantities, Subaru has decided to favor Quebec because of the importance of the market for this type of vehicle and, above all, because of the generous financial incentives.
Moreover, if you visit the Subaru site, it will not be easy to find information about the Crosstrek plug-in hybrid. It is hidden and kept away from other versions. Subaru treats it as a different model, it’s surprising as a strategy, normally the manufacturers prefer to highlight the electrified models in the range, especially since it is trendy. This shows that the model remains very marginal for Subaru.
Subaru has indeed confirmed that the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will once again be offered in a plug-in hybrid version; however, the model is on a separate production schedule from the gasoline versions. It will not be offered before winter 2021, possibly in the spring since the current context generates many delays in production.
The good news is that production of the 2020 model will be extended to avoid a disruption in the Crosstrek PHEV offering; This is not a major irritant since the changes made to the 2021 model are not major in terms of style, the big news was above all the offer of a new, more efficient engine.
The Subaru Crosstrek PHEV features technology borrowed from Toyota, the same as the Prius Prime. Its 8.8 kilowatt-hour battery doesn’t offer impressive range, just over 35 kilometers, but luckily it retains all-wheel drive.
The model is sold for 2020 for $ 42,495, a big jump from the more expensive Subaru Crosstrek, the Limited, which is priced at $ 34,495.