Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid to debut at New York Auto Show
Concept performance car also will be revealed
The car will be Subaru's first gasoline-electric vehicle and employ technology based on Toyota Motor Corp.'s hybrid system.
Subaru did not say when the car hits showrooms but the company has promised first deliveries sometime this year.
Also making a world debut in New York will be a concept version of a new performance model, Subaru says.
Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., the parent company of the Subaru brand, declined to provide other details. But it released a photo of the hybrid XV Crosstrek in bright lime green.
Facing tougher emissions regulations, Subaru is rolling out hybrid technology to lift fuel economy in a fleet traditionally heavy on SUVs, crossovers and all-wheel-drive vehicles.
Subaru hasn't disclosed details of its hybrid system. But its hybrid concept cars over the years have sported an all-wheel-drive layout mated to the electrified drivetrain.