New Subaru Impreza launching in Australia without hybrid

Subaru is gearing up for the arrival of its next-generation Impreza, but it won’t launch with a hybrid.

The new small hatchback goes on sale in September 2023, with deliveries to follow prior to the end of the year.

“So we’ll launch with petrol variants, but there is a hybrid model in the domestic market in Japan and we’re currently evaluating where that would sit competitor-wise, as to whether it’s an option,” said Subaru Australia managing director Blair Read.

A hybrid Impreza would give Subaru a rival to hybrid versions of the Toyota Corolla and the upcoming facelifted Hyundai i30 Sedan – though the new Impreza is hatch-only.

Despite its September on-sale date looming fast, Subaru remains tight-lipped on pricing and specification for the new car.

Nevertheless, it has previously confirmed the new Impreza would offer a new 11.6-inch info

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