Subaru is launching its second hybrid model in Japan next month and they claim it’s fun to drive.
The Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid will be available in Japan starting July 10 and is rated at returning 48 mpg on the Japanese testing cycle.
The model joins the XV Crosstrek as the only hybrids available in Subaru’s lineup and although the Japanese automaker didn’t reveal horsepower and torque specifications, it will feature a 2.0-liter Boxer four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT and all-wheel drive. It is likely that the hybrid powertrain is similar to the Crosstrek hybrid’s 160 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque.
The Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid will come with the company’s EyeSight system as standard and owners can take advantage of the technology by having the adaptive cruise control squeeze out the best fuel economy possible while driving. The Impreza Sport Hybrid also receives minor styling changes to differentiate itself.
As of now, Subaru has no plans on bringing the model to the U.S. market. In Japan, it’ll be priced around $20,420 including Japan’s consumption tax.
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