about a month ago knew the first details of Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid , the second hybrid model from the Japanese brand that for the moment will exclusively for the Japanese market . In 2013 Subaru launched its first hybrid model based on the XV, the crossover version of the Impreza. As virtually the same car, both models turn the same hybrid system, with slight modifications in the Impreza Sport Hybrid.
a 2.0 boxer four-cylinder gasoline 148 horses Used as combustion engine. It is associated with a Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission and all-wheel drive famous brand. The engine of Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid is based on a small electric motor of 13 horses power that is integrated into the automatic gearbox itself. Batteries and all peripherals required for the hybrid system form a single block that is located under the trunk floor, to try to maximize space to the fullest.
There have released the performance of the Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid, even if they have released their consumption. Their spending is 4.9 liters gasoline per 100 kilometers, according to Japanese JC08 cycle approvals , which is far from the European and more realistic. The changes to the hybrid XV are in the possibility of using regenerative braking at higher speeds, thus optimizing the use of the hybrid system when driving on the motorway, for example.
With respect to a combustion engine Impreza there are small changes in the setting of the suspension (the Sport Hybrid is heavier) and what s tacos hydraulic motor, which reduces noise and vibration that they reach the passenger compartment. In paragraph aesthetic there are also changes with front bumper, rear and side skirts new design transparent and rear LED pilots. Inside upholstery, moldings and watches blue box are specific to this Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid.
Among the equipment common to the rest of the Impreza, we find a system EyeSight improved with adaptive cruise control ECO-called Cruise, which is used as long as possible energy and regenerative braking the electric engine to reduce fuel consumption.
His arrival in the Japanese auto day is scheduled for July with a starting price of approximately 18,000 euros . The brand expects to sell 500 units a month.
Source – Subaru
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