Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid launched in Japan with 150 horsepower. It is powered by 2.0 Liter DOHC boxer engine with small electric motor. The same powertrain were used in XV Crosstrek Hybrid. The power were transmit to the road by a Lineartronic CVT gearbox. Lineartronic CVT is a technology that use continuously variable with no fixed gears. It uses a steel chain connecting pulleys that vary in width. With the Lineartronic CVT, driver and passenger will feel the shifting process.
In addition, the new Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid will also feature ECO Cruise Control to improve fuel efficiency and EyeSight 2.o. EyeSight 2.0 is an updated version technology from Subaru that will help to prevent crash. Yes, the technology is available for luxury model but Subaru have bring it into more affordable model.
In terms of its overall design, although it need more time to be digested by most hardcore Impreza fans, the new Impreza featuring larger grille with spoilers on its rear and front bumpers with running daylight LED.