Subaru unveiled the all-new Impreza at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, which will lock horns with the Ford Focus and the Vauxhall Astra. The all-new Subaru Impreza is the second vehicle to be built on the company's global platform, after the Subaru XV.
Offered with a standard all-wheel-drive setup, the new Impreza is lower by 10mm, wider by 35mm, and has a 25mm longer wheelbase compared to the model it replaces. The new Impreza is expected to go on sale later this year.
The fifth-generation Impreza promises to be firm, yet comfortable with better responsiveness and damping. The all-new Subaru Impreza will be offered with two engine options, both of which are four-cylinder configurations.
First up is a 1.6-litre motor that produces 112bhp and 150Nm of torque, while the next option is a 2.0-litre direct injection engine that makes 154bhp and 196Nm of torque.
Both engines come paired to a CVT gearbox, which is a first for an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The Lineartronic gearbox, as Subaru calls is engineered with a damper to help with power delivery and eliminate rev surges caused by CVT boxes.
The Japanese carmaker has equipped the new Impreza with Subaru's Eyesight system that allows the cameras to activate the car's pre-collision control, lane-keep assist, and rear incident alerts to keep safety in check.
The all-new Subaru Impreza with its new underpinnings and revised dimensions promises to be better than the model it replaces. Also, with a new gearbox setup with standard all-wheel-drive is expected to raise the fun factor, although some petrol heads would miss a manual box.