Subaru presents a new hybrid


The first hybrid Subaru two years ago became the crossover XV Crosstrek who shares many design solutions with conventional Impreza. This is not a hybrid system wait to now and, moreover, only in his native Japan.

Impreza Sports Hybrid is thus similar XV Crosstrek underhood two-liter gasoline Boxer output of 150 hp, assisted electric motor of 10 kW. This is incorporated into a specially modified Slot Lineartronic continuously variable transmission which transmits power to all four wheels. Batteries are mounted under the floor of the boot, thereby achieving a low center of gravity and optimum weight distribution. Monitored box then the fuel cycle under the Japanese JC08 reports 4.9 l / 100 km .

As it follows from the model designation, Impreza Hybrid differs from the conventional use sports body kit body, roof spoiler and rear LED lights. Cabin has always been inherently blue, copper and black piano decors specification then the peak has also a blue seat stitching. Standard features include file security assistant EyeSight , which includes cruise control, for example, the ecological functions. One can evaluate the traffic situation, and thereby maximize the use of purely electric drive.

Sales in Japan starts July 10 at a base price of 2,505,600 yen (about 490,000 dollars).

Source: Subaru