Subaru has introduced the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid at the New York Auto Show. It features a 2.0-liter boxer engine and a continuously variable transmission that has an integrated electric motor.

Subaru has introduced the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid at the New York Auto Show.

Destined to become the "most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive crossover in America," the XV features a 2.0-liter boxer engine that develops 148 bhp (110 kW) and 145 lb-ft (196 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a continuously variable transmission which has an integrated electric motor that produces 13 bhp (10 kW) and 48 lb-ft (65 Nm) of torque. This - along with an engine start/stop system - enables the model to return 28 mpg city / 34 mpg highway / 31 mpg combined (US).

On the styling front, the model is distinguished by an active shutter grille, unique alloy wheels and an optional Plasma Green Pearl exterior that is exclusive to the hybrid. The crossover also gains additional sound deadening material, a revised instrument cluster and an improved HVAC system. Unfortunately, the changes add approximately 300 lbs (136 kg) of weight and rob 1.7 cubic feet (48 liters) of cargo capacity.

Pricing remains a mystery, but the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid will arrive at U.S. dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid debuts in New York [video]