Subaru is always figuring out ways to improve their vehicles with fuel economy and there would be no better option than a plug-in hybrid technology. This is where 2018 Subaru Impreza Hybrid makes perfect sense as it will set new benchmarks in fuel savings.
2018 Subaru Impreza Hybrid Exterior Changes
Besides excelling in hybrid technology, Subaru Impreza Hybrid 2018 is set to fascinate with its exterior styling as well. Just like the standard model, 2018 Impreza Hybrid is expected to offer 19-inch cast alloy wheel with all-season tires as standard.
Up front, the front fascia will sport a dynamic synopsis with the headlights protruding from the hood and front fenders. As seen before, these headlights will cast curvy recesses towards the mesh-like grille. Overall styling of the rear fascia will include a fin-like spoiler, sporty overhang and plastic bumper.
Body color options will include Crystal Black Silica, Lithium Red Pearl, Lapis Blue Metallic, Island Blue Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic and several others.
The interior cabin is expected to come with subtle alterations in design. The seats will come plush with perforated vinyl upholstery and contrast stitching (leather upholstery will be optional). Similarly, the instrument panel and center console will come updated with an ergonomic arrangement of controls.
The dash and door panels will sport suede and metallic inserts for complementing a contemporary styling. Features that will come optional in this cabin include a power panoramic sunroof, ambient LED lighting, tri-zone climate control and rear seat entertainment.
The rear seat will integrate 60/40 split folding for opening up cargo space. Likewise, the driver’s seat is supposed to integrate heating and power reclining as standard.
Powertrain and Safety Specs
A 2.0L 4 cylinder engine will breathe life into this upcoming 2018 Subaru Impreza Hybrid. Along with an ingenious CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), the gasoline engine will work with an integrated electric motor to produce power outputs of more than 164 HP and 170 lb-ft torque.
Fuel economy will be further improved by the use of an auto stop-start technology and the figures might go out as 38 mpg city/ 36 mpg highway/ 37 mpg combined. The electric motor’s battery pack will be adequate for delivering an electric drive range of 52 miles.
Safety will be a high concern this time around. Some of the standard safety features will include EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, High Beam Assist and LED Steering Responsive Headlights will come as standard.
Price, Competitors and Release Date
Going with the speculations, 2018 Subaru Impreza Hybrid is expected to come with a starting price of around $27,000. This model is expected to hit the dealerships by the end of this year and competition will come from the likes of Chevrolet Volt, Honda CR-Z, Lexus CT and Toyota Prius Prime.