Bigger cars the interim focus
Instead, in a bit of irony, Subaru will focus on making its vehicles bigger based upon input from Subaru consumers, although Subaru will balance this upsizing by offering downsized engines to improve fuel economy.
Consequently, the first Subaru hybrid will be a 2014 model.
For years now hybrid rumors have swirled around Subaru, largely driven by Subaru's relationship to Toyota. Apparently, industry-leading fuel economy numbers mean little towards maintaining Subaru's green image.