From the moment you press the accelerator on our new self-charging Subaru Hybrids you know it's something special.
The all-new e-Boxer hybrid is Subaru's new generation power unit, designed to provide better low speed acceleration and torque for a more responsive drive. With effortless efficiency, every moment is a chance to do.
The e-Boxer hybrid combination delivers superior front/rear vehicle weight distribution, super responsive handling and impressive driving efficiency. Plus, the all-new e-Boxer hybrid automatically selects the most effective engine mode for your drive, delivering great low-end performance and lower fuel consumption.
At the heart of every Subaru Hybrid is the e-Boxer engine, our latest technology that's set to drive us into the future.
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Subaru Forester Hybrid e-Boxer is a hybrid system which uses electric power from a compact battery and electric motor, to assist the petrol engine in delivering better low speed acceleration and torque for a more responsive drive. The e-Boxer changes driving modes between Engine only, Electric Vehicle only and Motor Assist driving to best match the conditions and driver input.
Under full acceleration or increased load (like climbing a hill) both the petrol engine and electric motor work together providing instant, responsive power. Excess engine power also recharges the battery.
When cruising, the petrol engine alone is the most efficient power source. The engine also powers the electric generator, recharging the battery.
Pulling away or driving at slow speeds (under 20km/h) in traffic, the battery-powered electric motor alone drives the car. The petrol engine remains off, using no fuel and creating no emissions.
When you decelerate or brake, energy from the car’s movement that would otherwise be lost is captured and used to recharge the battery. Our self-charging e-Boxer hybrid means the efficiency of a hybrid, with no strings attached.
The sign of a true performer, is good balance. When it comes to driving a Subaru, superior balance equals superior vehicle control. That’s why Subaru has built its reputation on its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system and a symmetrical drivetrain that delivers an innate sense of balance from the ground up.
While most engines stand vertically, ours lay flat. The Subaru e-Boxer engine delivers handling like no other engine can. Sitting horizontally in the engine bay it moves like a Boxer’s fists with a punch and counterpunch action. Lightweight, low and flat, it makes for a perfect balance and a much lower centre of gravity. It creates less noise and vibration too. Working in harmony with our all-new self-charging Subaru hybrid technology, the Subaru e-Boxer engine retains the legendary Boxer engine benefits, with the added torque of an electric motor.
Tough ascents. Tricky descents. Whatever life throws at you, whatever obstacles get in your way, Motor Assist enhances X-Mode’s rough-road capability by enabling easy and quick torque control. X-Mode has got what it takes.
We were the first car company to exclusively use stereo camera technology to detect objects in our vehicles path. A sign of our future-thinking and our commitment to quality, technology and safety, EyeSight® Driver Assist is like your second pair of eyes, spotting potentially dangerous situations. If EyeSight® detects anything that might be of danger, it provides audible and visual warnings along with active braking intervention, urging you to take action and brake. EyeSight® is fitted as standard across all Subaru hybrid variants.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
• EyeSight® Driver Assist system
• Subaru’s Vision Assist technology featuring:
- Front View Monitor
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Reverse Automatic Braking
- Side View Monitor
• Driver Monitoring System – Driver Focus3 featuring distraction and drowsiness warning
• Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity¹
• Heated seats – driver and front passenger
• Rear seat reminder
• Petrol engine power: [email protected]
• Petrol engine torque: [email protected]
• Electric motor power: 12.3kW
• Electric motor torque: 66Nm
• Fuel consumption (ADR 81/02)
For comparison purposes only. Real world results may vary2: 6.7 (l/100km) combined
• CO2 emissions (ADR 81/02): 152 (g/km) combined.
Forester Hybrid L AWD features plus some
• Driver Monitoring System – Driver Focus3 featuring: Auto driver seat adjustment
• Harman Kardon® audio4
• 8" infotainment system
• Satellite navigation
• Electric sunroof
• Leather accented seat trim
• Powered tailgate
• 18" alloy wheels