Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid Launches in Japan

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Subaru is launching its second hybrid model in Japan next month and they claim it’s fun to drive.

The S ubaru 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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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