Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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#22532 of 22583 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.
#22533 of 22583 more power Scotty!
Apr 04, 2013 (9:15 am)
Was hoping to see either their 2.0T added to the Outback (Like they're doing for the forester), or a Hybrid Outback with combined poop that takes it over 200hp from the anemic 175hp 2.5L. Then again- the outback needs an updated interior before I'd buy it.
for now- it's another year in my Tribeca until something else comes along that I fall in love with. Hmmm. maybe the new X3?
#22534 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [morey000]
Apr 04, 2013 (9:24 am)
Lack of hatch is a head scratcher given that all I see are hatches out there.
Considering a Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel to replace my Tribeca. Subaru has nothing at the moment that interests me.
#22535 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [rblnr]
Apr 04, 2013 (10:20 am)
That GC diesel looks to be a very nice SUV,
#22536 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [rsholland]
Apr 04, 2013 (10:43 am)
It does, but starting price is very high, because they force a certain level of equipment. That's going to limit diesel sales.
I think the Pentastar will do the most volume, close 2nd will be the Hemi. The diesel and SRT8 motor will share less than 10% of the volume, I bet.
#22537 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [ateixeira]
Apr 04, 2013 (12:18 pm)
Wish they'd price the diesel a bit more,say, agressively. They're only going to preach to the converted the way it's priced now. Only a few choices at the moment of cars with that kind of mileage and size. Again, wish Subaru had something in that space.
#22538 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [rblnr]
Apr 04, 2013 (1:02 pm)
IIRC $4700 more than a similar Pentastar and that's a well equipped model at that.
They sort of miss the volume by pricing it that high.
#22539 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [ateixeira]
Apr 04, 2013 (4:47 pm)
As I've before, the diesel option is expensive. It's not just Jeep. They all are. The more cylinders, the worse it becomes.
I don't think Jeep is interested in volume. This is a 'prestige' option, and they'll sell every one they make.
#22540 of 22583 Re: more power Scotty! [rsholland]
Apr 05, 2013 (9:34 am)
Yeah, but I'm hoping diesel can do mainstream.
Cruze is getting it but even the markup on that model is pretty steep.
Oh well, a discussion for another thread, I guess.
#22541 of 22583 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [once_for_all]
Apr 18, 2013 (8:42 am)
I've been see significant improvements in hybrid power trains, the latest being the VW Passat hybrid with 47/42, and the Ford Fusion 47/47. Both with similar power/size/weight etc.
How is it that the XV, especially with "new" technology and R&D, can only manage an average of about 30 mpg? I'm guessing there is something missing in their regenerative braking technology.
The AWD penalty is probably no more than 3mpg, more likely 2 mpg?
Subie's hybrid is bolted to a fantastically efficient engine, in a body that has been designed for aerodynmic efficiency, lightest weight materials, CVT...
What gives? The mpg bashers claim false advertising for the others, but can it really be that false? And the Subies so underestimated?