In 2014, the car won the Sports Car of the year award in New Zealand. Model Code: 5 is 2. Interior changes are also a big part of the model upgrade and differ from model to model. Cargo capacity is limited to 11. Higher quality materials are fitted throughout the interior, and due to its larger exterior dimensions as defined by , the Impreza is an upmarket product in Japan. In order to deliver the best possible user experience sites on the carsales network require scripting to be enabled.
This new platform has an increased rigidity of 70% to 100% over the outgoing model and a lower centre of gravity by 5 mm 0. Two models are available as of July 2009, 2. The North American model Impreza Limited is also offered with a power driver's seat for the first time in the model's history. Added features are newly designed alloy wheels, color-coded mirrors and door handles, remote central locking, intermittent wipers with a timer and map lights. Archived from on 2 November 2016. A TomTom Navigation System and power moon roof are available, as are satellite radio and a six-speaker audio system.
The water will then evaporate, taking heat away from the intercooler and cooling the intake charge. The Impreza features a 2. Tail lights on both sedan and hatch variants are redesigned to integrate with the lines of the rear quarter panels and bumper, and wing mirrors have been aerodynamically tested to significantly reduce water penetration on the mirror surface and the side glass surface. North America received only the 2. The sedan body style came later in 2008, paralleling the hatchbacks's model range. This model was also produced as a 555 limited edition.
This generation also saw the discontinuation of the wagon, replaced by a new 5-door hatchback body style. Early European models include a choice of 1. It included engine, suspension, and body parts improvement over the regular model. During this generation, Subaru offered a limited edition Impreza Sports Wagon called the Casa Blanca, which had a -inspired front and rear end treatment, which was inspired by the popular styling package and. Indonesian-specification versions were initially only available as the hatchback style, with the sedan arriving in 2011. The wheel diameters were increased to 16 inches 410 mm and brake rotors were both changed to ventilated disks. Unfortunately, the team had several major problems with reliability as the car experienced mechanical difficulties in almost every rally from its first.
This held until 2001, when Subaru scrapped the coupe and focused on making the Impreza faster, safer, and more responsive; it was adopted for use by the Singapore Police Force. In May 2018, Subaru of America announced a plug-in hybrid electric version for the 2019 model year. The Impreza holds the , tied with the. Structural stiffness and spring rates are up 40 to 60 percent, raising roadholding numbers by about 0. In 2013, the Impreza won the Top Safety Pick+ award.
The interior and the cockpit were changed into a newer design along with the new white colored gauges. In 2008, the newest Impreza was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. Archived from on 29 May 2012. Subaru has entered the Impreza into a number of rally competitions since its inception and has won Subaru three World Rally Championship constructor's titles. Subaru's EyeSight suite of active safety functions is available, as is a new infotainment system with both and.
Please visit if you need help with clearing cookies in your browser. The biggest performance gains come from the 2015 redesigned chassis. The concept vehicle was unveiled at the 2013. The 2003 Impreza range should be on sale by the time you read this, and the changes go beyond a tweaked exterior. Don't expect a big improvement in economy, though, as you'll get 31.
But that wasn't good enough for Fuji Heavy Industries, the power behind Subaru. The vehicle was unveiled in Motorsport Japan 2008. Although not present in the North American model, the new Impreza is also the first car ever produced by a Japanese brand to include a pedestrian protection airbag as standard. The first three generations of Impreza in North America were also available with an off-road appearance package called the Outback Sport. In late 1995, a two-door was introduced.
The 9-2X received redesigned front and rear styling as well as other interior, acoustic and technical modifications. Larger in size compared to the previous iteration, the sedan increased its width by 40 millimetres 1. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 , and was also shown at the 2013. Steering manoeuvrability and high-speed stability have been improved over the 2002 model by using dampers with multiple phase valves, changes to upper suspension mountings and relocation of rear trailing links. Width is also increased on the Viziv Performance Concept, to 1,950 mm 77 in. Naturally aspirated flat-four boxer engines comprised the 1. The car went on sale in late 2011 as a 2012 model year.
The 2015—2016 models had an updated grille, bumper, side mirrors and increased sound deadening. The interior is colored blue on the seat inserts and carpeting. As such, the Impreza range has come in for a mild once over - the much maligned bulbous bits now gone. Remaining nearly the same size as the previous series, the new model is lighter and more fuel efficient, plus is claimed to be better packaged. On 16 December 2008 Subaru announced that it would withdraw from the due to economic problems.