Subaru of America's 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid — the brand's first plug-in hybrid — will combine Toyota's hybrid system with Subaru's four-cylinder, direct-injection boxer engine, all-wheel drive and a new transmission.
The Crosstrek Hybrid also will have "unique styling," Subaru said. It is to arrive at retailers at year end.
Based on the new Subaru Global Platform, the Crosstrek was designed and engineered to accommodate a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The platform's flexible design allows for gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric drivetrains. The Crosstrek was redesigned for the 2018 model year.
In February, Subaru Chief Technology Officer Takeshi Tachimori told Automotive News that the automaker would draw heavily from partnerships to engineer the plug-in hybrid.
"For our plug-in hybrid to be introduced this year, we have used Toyota's technologies as much as possible," Tachimori said at the time.
The plug-in hybrid can be driven "as a normal hybrid," Subaru said in a statement, using gasoline and electric power or just in electric drive.
Pricing of the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will be released later.