Subaru showed Forester eBoxer hybrid in GenevaMarch 8, 2019
A modification with a simplified combined powerplant will take the place of a diesel one that has left the market with a change of generations of the popular crossover. In Europe, the new product will be released in the fall.
Following Japan, Forester eBoxer comes to Europe, albeit with some delay. The official premiere took place at the Geneva Motor Show, where the Japanese company announced its intention to electrify several models in a similar way, but the Forester will be the first.
The car will receive a simplified combined installation based on a 2.0-liter gasoline engine. In fact, the addition to it is a low-power electric motor installed on the transmission and playing the role of an auxiliary one. It automatically connects during acceleration, and also provides the possibility of short-term movement in electric mode at low speeds. The battery pack is located near the rear axle of the car, which, according to the company, gives the Forester eBoxer a lower center of gravity and optimal weight distribution along the axes, exceeding the gasoline versions. Batteries will be charged while driving, incl. using regenerative braking.
Characteristics of the power plant, incl. fuel consumption indicators, the company has not yet published, but it is expected that Forester eBoxer will have to surpass the diesel variant, which is a real replacement, in terms of economy. Also, no significant differences in settings are expected from the Japanese version of Forester eBoxer.
Among other advantages of the Forester, the authors call the increased width of the passenger compartment, as well as the reduced noise level, which is especially noticeable in the Forester eBoxer.
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