Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 2:53am

Green Car Reports: Subaru Swamped By Demand For XV Crosstrek In U.S., Hybrids In Japan

If any carmaker should already have had a hybrid in its lineup, it’s Subaru.
We’ve said that before, and before the end of the year, we’ll know much more about the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid that was unveiled at last spring’s New York Auto Show.
But it turns out that Subaru now has two unexpected hits on its hands.
In Japan, the company announced, it received 5,850 orders for the Crosstrek Hybrid in just two weeks–fully 10 times the monthly sales target of 550 units.