Subaru Impreza Hybrid on the way?

Seems as though Toyota's inclination to stick with its hybrid strategy has affected Subaru (which Toyota partially owns) with reports that the Japanese based company will bring out a hybrid version of the Subaru Impreza when the new model comes out in 2012.
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Although previous suggestions of a hybrid car were thought to be for the Subaru Liberty, Road & Track's Sam Mitani said Subaru insiders have suggested it will first be seen on the all-new Impreza.

The news should not come as a surprise given Ikuo Mori, president of Subaru, recently declared that his company will introduce a new hybrid vehicle in 2012. Given the Impreza's size and popularity it's certainly the right choice to start with.

With a diesel now in the lineup, Subaru is a brand on the move. A hybrid drivetrain based on the company's boxer engine could be a very interesting idea and can potentially produce much better results than similar systems found in Toyota hybrids.

Even if a Subaru Impreza Hybrid does come out in 2012, it may not necessarily come to Australia straight away.

Would you consider an Impreza Hybrid?