The latest Impreza is a complete redesign.
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Earlier this morning,
unveiled their latest redesign of the Impreza for 2017. A live broadcast was available on their website, specified for the New York International Auto Show, found
. Competition for a price point between $20,000 and $25,000 is very thick. It’s bad enough that the
draws so much attention and starts at a base price of $18,640 for the sedan, while the
Sport starts at a base price of $21,495. Subaru announced that pricing will be in line with the current model.
What does that mean?
Well, two types are available. The Subaru Impreza is available as a four-door sedan, or as a five-door hatchback. Some quick research on edmunds.com reveals that pricing may be as low as an estimated $19,000 in base trim as a sedan, and up to $25,000 for a Sport Limited hatchback.
Several details were released during its’ reveal. The car will be made in Lafayette, Indiana, a zero-landfill production plant. The latest Impreza will feature their new global platform architecture, which adds 70% chassis rigidity, with 15% less body roll. This allows the chassis to handle the quicker 13.1 steering ratio, to suppress quick changes in chassis dynamics.
The Sport is available in sedan and hatchback form. The Sport trim includes 18″ alloy wheels, sport suspension tuning, active torque vectoring, and red stitching throughout the interior.
The newly redesigned interior adds Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
The Impreza will be powered by a direct-injected, 2.0-liter boxer engine, with an increased output up to 152 horsepower.
The latest redesign offers an 8″ touch screen with optional push button start and a 432-watt Harmon-Kardon sound system. Other optional features include Subaru Eyesight, Blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert. Automatic braking is available in reverse as well.
The fundamentals behind the Subaru brand include safety, reliability, a fun to drive vehicle, a fun to own vehicle, and a satisfying ownership experience. The Impreza gives enthusiasts another option at an affordable price point. No details have been announced about a potential manual transmission, but the CVT was improved through its’ latest iteration.
Fun-to-drive cars are now available as daily drivers, proven by the Mazda6, the latest Civic, and now the Impreza. The latest Impreza is expected to be released in the fourth-quarter of 2016.
Which one would you choose?