In this special episode, Ryan Douthit travels to Iceland to take a trek in the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid on an epic adventure. Yes, this is Subaru’s first production hybrid car. Can this eco-minded crossover handle these harsh conditions? In other words, is this Subaru still a Subaru? As the going gets tough, and 90mph winds descend on the caravan, the team start to wonder if they’ll even make it out alive.
In this episode of Launch Control, the Subaru Rallycross Team prepares for the first event of the Redbull Global Rallycross Championship season with a day of testing in Atlanta. X Games Gold Medalist Bucky Lasek cooks up a home-grown shrimp dish. Plus, Travis Pastrana returns to the Subaru Rally Team USA in very much the same state as he left it: nursing an injured leg. Now teamed with 5-time Rally America Champion David Higgins, he kicks off his 2014 return to rally at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.
Ryan takes his first look at the Honda Fit EV. How does this limited-edition electric car fare in the real world? Can you even buy one in the real world? The Fit EV comes with a 123hp electric motor with 189 lbs-ft of torque right off the line. That has to be good, right? Watch and find out!
Crossover Megatest starring the Subaru XV Crosstrek. Featuring Paul Eklund, Tim Bailey, “Tex” Walker and Adam Newell.