Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Axed Due to Poor Sales
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has been discontinued for the 2017 model year.
Poor sales have attributed to the Crosstrek Hybrid’s demise and did little to convince buyers it was worth the $4,800 premium over the normal Crosstrek. The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid was rated by the EPA to return 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, a bit disappointing considering the standard Crosstrek returns 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The standard Crosstrek lives on, and will receive minor updates for the 2017 model year, including the addition of a new Premium Special Edition variant that features a black and red theme. On the outside, the Crosstrek gets black badging and 17-inch, five-spoke dark gray wheels while the interior benefits from gloss black pieces with contrasting red seat stitching and red illuminated footwell lighting.
SEE ALSO: 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Review
The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek will start from $22,570 including destination, marking a $125 increase over the previous model year. The Premium model has a $23,370 starting price with a manual transmission, while opting for the available CVT will cost $24,370.
The new Premium Special Edition model starts from $26,670 and sits higher in the lineup than the Limited model that starts from $26,070.
Options for the Subaru Crosstrek include moonroof ($1,000), moonroof plus navigation and push-button start ($2,100) and EyeSight, moonroof, navigation and push-button start ($2,895).
[Source: Cars Direct]
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