A recent report indicates Subaru plans on launching its first hybrid production model.

A recent report indicates Subaru plans on launching its first hybrid production model.

The Detroit Bureau says the car could make its public debut at New York International Auto Show which will be organized between March 29 and April 7 at Jacob Javits Center. The same source indicates this hybrid production car from Subaru will be sold not only in Japan but also in the United States.

It will utilize an in-house mild hybrid system which could be a follow-up to the firm's Hybrid Tourer concept showcased in 2009 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The vehicle will not be capable of running exclusively on electric power.

To refresh your memory, the concept featured a 2.0-liter direct-injection boxer engine connected to two electric motors producing 10 kW and 20 kW (front / rear), respectively. The motor in the front is used as a generator to power the vehicle's electrical system while the one at the rear powers the car when the engine is not needed. These motors grab their necessary power from a lithium-ion battery which are recharged during braking and coasting.

Note: Subaru Hybrid Tourer concept pictured

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