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#22523 of 22586 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [once_for_all]
Mar 30, 2013 (5:47 am)
... gas tank is reduced from 15.9 gallons to 13.7 gallons; weight is up approximately 350 lbs; city/highway goes from 25/33 to 28/34.
What's the point? ... I guess adding more toxic battery waste to our landfills.
Drop in a diesel and move on ... literally (with that super sized helping of torque )
#22524 of 22586 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [dcm61]
Mar 30, 2013 (6:46 pm)
Yea, trying to come up with a point, but not really seeing how the hybrid makes sense. Figuring 2 mpg overall better than the non-hybrid XV, and 200,000 mile life span, $4/gal, puts the savings at $1800. That's assuming zero additional maintenance of hybrid related components.
I haven't heard of pricing points on the hybrid, but I doubt that this pencils out at this point. The added performance is a non-starter for me. I think Subaru needs a more compelling economic argument to sell this vehicle; the eco arguments alone aren't enough.
#22525 of 22586 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [once_for_all]
Mar 31, 2013 (5:00 pm)
Tiny gas tank is dumb, dumb, dumb! The hybrid actually has less (!) range, are you kidding me?
#22526 of 22586 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [rsholland]
Apr 01, 2013 (8:34 am)
He also confirmed the WRX would not be produced as a hatchback this time around as “performance cars are more defined in the sedan segment”.
Really? In what market? From what I've seen, performance buyers prefer hatches. Since they've had a choice of the two in the WRX/STi, I've rarely seen a sedan.
#22527 of 22586 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [xwesx]
Apr 01, 2013 (9:40 am)
Golf R and Speed3 are hatches.
#22528 of 22586 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [xwesx]
Apr 01, 2013 (9:56 am)
Terrible idea if true.
#22529 of 22586 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [rsholland]
Apr 01, 2013 (11:44 am)
Wouldn't surprise me with the direction they're going ...
* BRZ sans AWD
* Forester CVT w/o paddles (non-XT)
* XV Hybrid w/ worse range than the gasoline version
#22530 of 22586 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [rsholland]
Apr 01, 2013 (12:25 pm)
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one lamenting the potential loss of a hatchback WRX. That's a really stupid idea - I bet half of all WRX sales are the 5-door - those are all I ever see on the street anyway.
I am thinking about a WRX for my next Subaru a few years out, but I would be a lot less likely to buy it if it were sedan-only.
#22531 of 22586 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [nippononly]
Apr 02, 2013 (2:43 am)
I think one has to consider the date the announcement was made.
Could be true, but that would be stupid... Subaru is a brand where the wagons/hatches outsell the sedans; usually by a lot.
When the Impreza came out, sedans were plentiful; but you had to stand in line for a 5door...
#22532 of 22586 Re: No 5-door for next WRX [steine13]
Apr 02, 2013 (5:41 am)
Well it was the president of Subaru of America who made the statement at the NY auto show last week.
If true I hope they bring back the Impreza GT, using the powertrain from the Forester XT.