Subaru Will Not Enter On The Hybrid Market Until 2013
Subaru has announced that they wants to penetrate the hybrid-electric market, but this step will not be made by the Japanese until 2013.
The Subaru officials announced that they are considering to entering on the hybrid market and electric cars, but no sooner than 2013. Nick Senior, one of the Subaru executives said that the Japanese company working in collaboration with Toyota to produce a hybrid version of the FT-86 concept, but it is not ready to be presented.
As the cars that using alternative fuel, Nick Senior believes that these models will increase the market next year, but is conditioned by the government subsidies. Latest hybrid from Subaru is the Tourer Concept prototype, that was unveiled last year at the Tokyo Motor Show and has a particular chassis. It has two electric engines, one in front and one rear of the car, having the extra energy regeneration system from braking and a start-stop system.
In normal mode, the main source of power is four cylinder boxer engine, which is assisted power during acceleration of the engines that develop 27 HP (at rear) and respectively 13 HP. Although some of the solutions presented by Tourer Concept are very interesting , it is just a prototype and will be removed in the next version number. However, some items that have debuted this car will be implemented on future Subaru models.