Impreza G4 in which the hybrid engine will be installed.
The release time of the Impreza hybrid was considered around the autumn in 2012. It will postpone and will be around February, 2013.
A hybrid engine will be first installed for Impreza G4 of a sedan.
(The following photograph is Impreza G4. )
Impreza Hybrid will have a FB type 1.6L turbo and a Toyota FR hybrid system.
The unit which combined a FB type 1.6L Boxer Turbo and a hybrid system will be installed in Impreza G4 Hybrid. According to body size, you may think that the hybrid system of Prius is installed in Impreza Hybrid, but that is not right.
Impreza has special form of flat 4 engine. Therefore, installation of the hybrid system for FF vehicles of Toyota cannot be performed. Since Impreza Hybrid will install the hybrid system for FR vehicles of Toyota, it will be a cost rise.
The patent of some of THSII will time out at the end of 2012. It will be easy for the automaker in the world to release a hybrid car. The monopoly by Toyota and Honda of hybrid cars will be finished. The automakers in the United States and Germany have announced many hybrid cars already.
However, Subaru is a subsidiary of Toyota. Since the supply of hybrid technology was received promptly, the start of development was early. It is expected that Impreza G4 Hybrid will be a highly complete system.