Claimed to be one of the longest vehicles in its class Subaru Outback plans to release the hybrid version of its vehicle for 2018. Currently in its 7th year of production, this vehicle is known for its huge capacity interiors and styling appearance. Experts regard it as one of the top class off-roading crossovers built with the intention to aid passengers carry much load. Nissan is already known for making high quality vehicles and 2018 Subaru Outback Hybrid will also not disappoint, promises the car maker.
2018 Subaru Outback Hybrid Powertrain
Like most other hybrid vehicles, this vehicle is designed to undergo heavy performance together with improved off-roading capabilities. Hybrid vehicles are known for producing much lesser pollutants. When combined with diesel or petrol engines they also offer increased horsepower digits.
Subaru Outback Hybrid 2018 is set to get rid of the faults that the earlier hybrid engines faced. This is done to make this vehicle compete with other Lexus and Volvo hybrid crossovers. Although the exact details of this hybrid vehicle is yet to be known, car enthusiasts expect big from this vehicle.
The 2018 Subaru Outback Hybrid will feature a 2.5 L 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. This is expected to be paired with PZEZ electric unit. This engine is made with the intention to reduce emissions. This arrangement will produce more than 175 HP and 174 lb-ft of torque.
The electric engine can alone produce more than 50 HP and can be used to run for more than 30 miles on a single charge. Nissan plans to make this hybrid setup more efficient by mating this to its Xtronic CVT. Fuel economy is set to be improved. Although Nissan has not yet confirmed mileage figures, it’s expected to run up to 30 miles for each unit of fuel.
2018 Subaru Outback Hybrid excels over Toyota RAV4 hybrid in it that it offers more performance in terms of horsepower. Add to it a better torque and more power to wheels. In terms of handling, both deliver almost similar performance.
Subaru Outback Hybrid Designing
Subaru Outback Hybrid 2018 will not undergo major exterior changes. Retaining its typical wagon like form factor, this vehicle will have larger grilles and prominent bodywork. Apart from minor other body changes, Nissan has not made significant changes to its appearance. The hybrid vehicle is set to sport 17 inch alloy wheels with larger wheel base.
Expect this hybrid SUV to be more comfortable from the inside with huge leg and head rooms. Since it has got an interested hybrid engine, cargo space is slightly compensated for. A couple of significant improvements have been made in terms of its entertainment services. This includes addition of large 8 inch LED screens coupled to surround sound system.
Other features in 2018 Subaru Outback Hybrid include addition of advanced satellite radio facilities and improved navigation systems. Nissan has made special arrangements for controlling its power management from the comfort of its steering wheels. Also, the fairly large control panel sits nicely among the leather upholstered cabin.
Pricing and Release Dates
The new vehicle is expected at a base price of $22,500 although Nissan has not yet finalized it as of now. 2018 Subaru Outback Hybrid can be expected sometime in 2017.