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.
Don't worry, it will be AWD. Top brass at Subaru corporate in a recent article posted somewhere on this forum stated the hybrid would be pure Subaru (Toyota hybrid system is out) and must work with the AWD system. He also stated it would be placed in an existing model line and not an all-new vehicle built for the platform. I think he pretty much hinted at it being the Impreza in the article if I recall correctly...
I just wish they could make a hybrid diesel instead and basically combine the best elements of both worlds.