New Subaru Forester to realize hybrid powertrain in 2025 – battery and elements to be sourced from Toyota

New Subaru Forester to gain hybrid powertrain in 2025 – battery and components to be sourced from Toyota

Based on a report by Automotive Information, the sixth-generation Subaru Forester will acquire a hybrid powertrain in 2025, which can use elements from Toyota.

“We haven’t introduced something on specs or efficiency but; that shall be coming down the highway. However it is going to be a Toyota-sourced battery [and electrical components] joined with a boxer engine,” revealed Subaru of America COO Jeff Walters.

Each carmakers have been working collectively for a while now, with joint tasks prior to now being the 86 and BRZ duo, the plug-in hybrid Crosstrek Hybrid and extra not too long ago, the second-generation BRZ and GR86 in addition to the bZ4X and Solterra pairings.

“There’s a number of work for engineering to get at it, however we’ve had a hybrid – the Crosstrek plug-in hybrid – that was a battery system sourced from Toyota,” added Walters.

The previous-generation Forester was obtainable with an e-Boxer hybrid powertrain, which was developed in-house, though real-world testing revealed lower than spectacular gasoline economic system. That setup noticed a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated flat-four petrol engine augmented by an electrical motor built-in into the Lineartronic CVT, joined by the model’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.

The most recent Forester that simply broke cowl final week will solely be supplied in the USA with a 2.5 litre naturally-aspirated flat-four petrol engine making 183 PS (180 hp) and 241 Nm of torque, paired with a CVT and AWD.

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