Subaru is testing a hybrid Subaru ImprezaFebruary 17, 2020
Subaru unveiled its new Impreza e-Boxer hybrid at an event in northern Finland.
The hatchback shares its gas-electric drivetrain with the recently released XV e-Boxer and Forester e-Boxer SUV models. Its introduction is part of the slightly-facelift facelift for the Impreza, which also includes redesigned headlights and taillights (which now have an invisible panel in the center), new bumpers and new ten-spoke alloy wheels.
The vehicle’s safety systems have also been upgraded: along with the existing forward-facing Eyesight camera system, Impreza is now also equipped with a low-level front camera for monitoring overloaded interchanges and automatic emergency braking when reversing.
As for the technical characteristics, the transmission is no different from the XV and Forester. The car uses the same 148 hp. a flat four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor with a power of 12.3 kW, located between the engine and the Subartu Lineartronic CVT.
Unlike the old 1.6-liter Impreza gasoline, the e-Boxer gets switches that allow the driver to select six pre-set “fixed” ratios inside the variator.
In an interview with Autocar, Subaru’s European Sales and Marketing General Manager David Dello Streetto, said: “We have a new direction for the brand in Europe. To be honest, we have relied on our reputation for too long. We are in the process of delivering the product to Europe, which will allow us to stay in Europe. ”
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