Geneva 2019: Subaru E-Boxer Set For European Introduction

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Geneva 2019: Subaru E-Boxer Set For European Introduction

Subaru has just released a new landing page on their European website that announces the introduction of the e-Boxer powertrain at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

To recap, Subaru’s e-Boxer hybrid powertrain features the FB20 2.0-litre boxer engine with outputs of 145 PS / 188 Nm paired with a 13.6 PS / 65 Nm electric motor that is mounted after the Lineartronic CVT.

The design and setup of the compact electric motor and CVT-type transmission allow the e-Boxer to start-off on all four wheels without firing the combustion engine, commonly known as E.V. mode.

A compact lithium-ion battery is placed in the luggage area, taking up very little space. As per usual hybrid systems, the battery self-charges under braking (regenerative braking) or during cruising. Earlier last month, Motor Image previewed the Subaru Forester e-Boxer at the Singapore Motor Show.

In Japan, the e-Boxer is available in the XV model and the Forester model. The XV e-Boxer returns a fuel consumption of 15.0 km/L under WLTP combined test procedure, while the larger Forester e-Boxer returns 14.0 km/L.

For comparison, a Mazda CX-5 2.0 6-AT delivers 12.9 km/L under the same test procedure.

Siew Weng

Siew Weng

Weng loves the technical bits of the automobile, and even more fascinated on the reasons the designer created the crease or fold, as well as innovative use of existing systems to execute new features. Prior to being in the content creation field, Weng was part of the product life cycle management team for a few automotive brands.



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