Subaru Remains Committed to Motorsports

Subaru Remains Committed to Motorsports

Subaru wants to go racing all around the world.

The Japanese automaker has revealed to Auto Express that it’s ready to invest heavily into motorsports and is even looking into Le Mans endurance racing, given Toyota’s success with its LMP1 team and Nissan’s return to the circuit next year. With an onslaught of new hybrid models coming from Subaru by 2018, the company is considering racing hybrids in various forms of motorsports including World Rally Championship (WRC).

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The future hybrid cars that Subaru is developing will features CVTs with regenerative braking rather than developing its own in-house plug-in hybrid powertrain.

In related news, Subaru has decided to not move forward with a compact crossover model, one that would have rivaled the likes of the Jeep Renegade and Nissan Juke. According to sources, the Japanese automaker simply doesn’t have the cash to develop a new compact crossover despite the segment’s growth.

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[Source: Auto Express]

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