Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the motorsports division of Fuji Heavy Industries, has started to take pre-orders of the Subaru XV Hybrid tS. The model will go on sale this fall through Subaru dealerships in Japan.
Taking the Subaru XV Hybrid as its base, this complete car from STI features exclusive suspension tuning as well as distinctive exterior and interior design. The car has been developed with the goal to offer a feel-good experience in all road conditions and better driving skills to everyone who drives it.
Handling performance and a high-quality ride are both achieved at a high level by the addition of original STI components including a flexible tower bar, STI-tuned dampers, coil springs and rigid clamp stiffeners. Special design elements serve to heighten driver anticipation and the joy of ownership. On the exterior these include orange highlights running from the front under spoiler over the aluminum wheels and side under spoilers to the roof spoiler while the interior features exclusive seats in the black leather/black Ultrasuede combination with STI logo and orange stitching.
The Subaru XV Hybrid tS (prototype) is equipped with an FB20 horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder (Boxer) 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve dual AVCS (active valve control system) engine and electric motor. Max. output is 110 kW (150 PS), with max. torque (net) of 196N·m.