2015 Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid Introduced in Japan
2015 Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid will be exclusively launched to the Japanese market on July 10. The vehicle is actually the second hybrid in Subaru's line-up, following the XV Hybrid introduced in 2013. The hybrid model adds more versatility to the Impreza Sport lineup by embracing company's design philosophy and adding sporty exterior look and a luxurious interior stylining.
The hybrid Impreza Sport is fitted with a special motor assist function, which delivers smooth and linear acceleration. It has been combined with sharp and sporty handling to bring about the best from the driving experience.
What is more, the vehicle shows outstanding fuel economy rated at just 20.4 km per liter. In addition, the car has been designed to make optimum utilization of the low center of gravity and superior weight balance. This is achieved with the help of Subaru's unique symmetrical All-Wheel Drive layout.
The special hybrid system fitted in this Subaru features motor assist function. This function actually keeps both smooth acceleration and low fuel consumption. In addition, the symmetrical AWD layout takes care over the superb driveability.
2015 Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid's batteries have been re-engineered to use regenerated energy at high speeds, thu susing more active power. As a result, the fuel economy has been improved. On the other hand, the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) features reduced friction and modified torque converter and this also have contributed towards better fuel economy.
At the front we see strong contours which highlight the wide and low look which is characteristic to this hybrid grade. The dynamism in the exterior is further strengthened via the special side-sill spoilers and the huge tires. They come in diameter of 215/50R17 in order to achieve the best balance between grip and fuel economy.
The rear end of the car features roof-end spoiler, which further improves aerodynamics and benefits low-energy consumption. There are also LEDs in the rear combination lamps.
The hybrid vehicle can be specified with ice silver metallic, crystal black silica, crystal white pearl, deep sea-blue pearl, quartz blue pearl, and Venetian red pearl exterior color paint schemes.
The cabin of the 2015 Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid is filled with blue accents exclusive, which are actually exclusive to the hybrid model. Inside, we also see piano-black panels and extensive use of the metallic trim.
The top of the range grade will have the advantage of silver Ultrasuede seats with blue stitching. Other high-specification features included here are the power seats for the driver and front passenger.
Impreza Sport Hybrid comes as a standard with Hybrid-Spec EyeSight on all grades. The coordinated control of the hybrid system and EyeSight benefits from the use of the Eco-Cruise Control function. This in turn helps in maximum utilization of electric vehicle driving and regenerative braking when Adaptive Cruise Control is operating.