New Subaru XV and Forester Hybrid 2020: How long you’ll have to wait for the sell-out successes

Few new vehicles sell out on debut, and Subaru Australia had two of them this year: the XV Hybrid small SUV and Forester Hybrid mid-size SUV.

And in good news for buyers looking to get behind the wheel of one of the petrol-electric models, new shipments have arrived since their launch in February.

In fact, a Subaru Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide the XV Hybrid and Forester Hybrid are now readily available in dealerships, meaning their waiting times are no different to that of any other model.

That said, they did warn subsequent factory disruption in Japan – due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – “could have a limited knock-on effect down the track”.

Needless to say, if you’re after an XV Hybrid or a Forester Hybrid, it’s best to get in quick to avoid any potential delivery delays.

As reported, Subaru Australia is allocated about 150 combined examples of the XV Hybrid and Forester Hybrid per month, with fleets and private buyers having ordered 500 and 150 to 200 respectively by the February launch.

For reference, the XV Hybrid is priced from $35,580 plus on-road costs, while the Forester Hybrid is available in two variants: $39,990 L and $45,990 S.