Japanese brands tend to have many products JDM (Japan Domestic Market), exclusive for your market, or very limited distribution in others. All indications are that Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid be one of them. It is the second hybrid model of the brand of the Pleiades, after Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, a model that is based on the Subaru Impreza.
The Japanese have not revealed many details about the new model, but it is logical to use the same mechanics that already enjoys the XV. Aspirated boxer engine combines a 2.0-liter petrol with a small electric motor of about 14 horses , with a power of 162 horses is achieved. The electric motor is integrated into the Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission, no manual transmission option, something increasingly common in the Subaru gasoline, at least in the European market.
What if we can appreciate the aesthetic changes are the Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid. The front bumper has a specific design at the bottom, with a grille that extends to the fog lights. The Impreza carry the bottom divided into three sections. The taillights are, however, make clear that the hybrid nature of the model, with a transparent appearance. The bottom sills and rear bumper silver are also differentiated details of this Subaru Impreza hybrid.
Inside there are small details as the box watches with blue illumination , gray and black upholstery with blue stitching and dashboard inserts, a black and blue gradient.
Nothing Subaru has not said whether export this Impreza Sport Hybrid other markets, but what is clear is that in Spain we will not see, because with the arrival of the Impreza XV disappeared the Spanish and many major European markets range.
Source – Subaru
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Article The Subaru Impreza receive a hybrid version in Japan has been originally published in Current Motor.