Originally Posted by rsholland
...have stated that the Subaru hybrid would be AWD. What's mentioned here is that "earlier" reports indicated they may have to drop AWD.
I think (pray!) AWD will be part of the plan.
The only thing new here is that it may be an Impreza.
the hybrid idea in a small car came from someone in the subaru hierarchy.. it was in an article/interview in which the person said the hybrid would be put in a small car first. i think the idea to go with the 2.0 DI is a smart move. I wonder if SOA would drop the ej25 and just go with this new DI 2.0 motor in every thing. that would be an excellent way to use an economies of scale by having that same motor EVERYWHERE in the world; i'm sure the 2.0 will be smaller, lower maintenance, better gas mileage and just as powerful as the ej25