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Subaru XV Hybrid tS goes on sale in Japan soon

By Faiming_low on 29 Jul 2016 in New model

Attached Image Subaru Tecnica International (STI) has announced that pre-orders of the Subaru XV Hybrid tS has begun in Japan and it will be priced around 20 percent more than the standard hybrid variant.

Attached Image Similar in concept with the Forester tS, the XV Hybrid tS will get a new front strut bar, new springs all around, plus a front flexible tower bar and draw stiffener. Outside, the car receives an STI-designed front spoiler lip, new 17-inch wheels and a new side skirts. The mirrors are now black in colour and the car has STI badging around it to remind the buyer he has bought something special. We are not sure we like the orange highlights on the car though.

Attached Image Moving inside, the orange theme continues with the seats getting a black/beige/orange colour combo. Orange stitching can be found front and rear head restraints, as well as the beige door trim.

Attached Image As for the powertrain, the car uses a 2.0-litre horizontally-opposed four-cylinder petrol engine that outputs 147bhp and 196Nm of torque. It is paired to a 14bhp electric motor that is fitted within the car’s Lineartronic CVT transmission and drives through Subaru's AWD system.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?

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Pocus Jul 31 2016 11:33 PM
Actually its quite nice, except for the rims which they overdid it. But its a shame STI resort to doing more cosmetic upgrades than performance.

Please don't follow Ralliart's footsteps into their demise...
Watwheels Aug 01 2016 09:46 AM

Orleng? I thought STi is pink? Where's the turbo?

Omg CVT? They should remove the AWD if they want to make it a hybrid. Looks pointless and trying very hard with that orleng.

boost24 Aug 01 2016 12:12 PM

Not enought effort from STI.

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