Past Subaru Impreza models have been great head tuners, noisemakers and rally champions. They have won heart of both the old and the young. They have occupied every space from bedroom walls, calendars and parking lots and have become a must have accessory for the middle income society.
|Subaru WRX STI|
Now the noise making teenager has now grown to become a mature quiet and roomy adult. It has now looses it youthful characteristics to the better performing WRX STI Subaru launched this year. Don’t turn your head just yet because the new Impreza is out, marking the fourth generation in the car’s history. The previous Impreza was not a huge hit like the previous models thanks to its compact design and the complicated systems it came with.
|Eagle eyed headlights|
|Subaru Impreza Hatchback|
They also offer the driver and passengers a more commanding view of the road. The windscreen is more raked than in the previous model, with the bottom of the A-pillar moved 7.9 inches forward. This allows for a front door opening that is nearly five inches longer for easier entry/exit. It also now built on a longer wheelbase giving it an overall roomer interior than the outgoing model.
|Mature looking design|
|Distinctly styled wheels|
There are now two variations each for a particular model. In models equipped with the five-speed manual, the Continuous AWD system distributes power to the front and rear wheels. The system is intelligent enough to know which wheel requires the power at any given time. This reduces slippage and keeps the car balanced on the road.
|Rear of the 5 door hatchback|
Subaru Impreza models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT feature the Active Torque Split AWD version that uses a continuously variable transfer clutch to actively control power distribution in response to driving conditions. Complementing the safety benefits of the AWD system, the new Subaru Impreza will also come as standard with Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC) a system which combines stability and traction control functions. Others are ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and the Brake Assist safety system.
|Comfortable and spacious rear|
The cargo area cover can now be stored under the cargo floor, as in the Forester. The front seats have a higher seatbacks, increased lumbar support and cushions that more effectively distribute pressure. There are also enough places to store plastic drink bottles and numerous compartments located in and around the centre console hold all manner of personal items, such as phones, USB drives and MP3 players.
|Available as a sedan or hatchback|