2020 Subaru Impreza XV e-Boxer: Company finally joins hybrid party

Subaru is late to the hybrid party, and the 2020 Subaru Impreza XV e-Boxer is its first electrified model to be sold in Europe.

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The 2020 XV e-Boxer has a 2L H4 gas engine with 110kW (147hp), and a CVT gearbox with a built in 12.3kW (16.5hp) electric motor. It is able to drive on electric power only at speeds up to 40km/h (25mph).

Like all export Subarus, the XV e-Boxer has AWD standard. The lithium ion battery is placed over the rear axle to improve weight distribution and handling.

The XV e-Boxer has offroad styling, fender protectors, taller suspension with 220mm (8.7″) ground clearance, 18″ wheels, and towing capacity of 1,270kg (2,800 lb).

Standard features include LED headlights with automatic high beam operation, keyless entry and push button start, 8″ touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated front seats, and a dual-zone climate control system.