Three Features of the New 2017 Subaru Impreza
The 2017 Impreza represents the biggest generational change for years, and its release has been highly anticipated since it was previewed. With up to 95 percent of the model built with new parts, only a few casings, nuts and bolts have been carried over from the previous model. However, does it live up to the hype? Here are three features you can expect.
The Same Impreza Spirit:
Subaru Impreza enthusiasts may have been concerned that this All New model would lose the spirit that made the model iconic. However, while there has been a great deal of change the staples have remained. The model still features the iconic symmetrical Subaru All Wheel Drive configuration with a front/rear torque split of 60:40. This performance is boosted with a new normally aspirated, direct injected 2.0 litre petrol engine. The new unit offers 115 kW of power which is an improvement of 4.5 percent. This is matched to an automatic CVT transmission to provide fuel consumption of 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres on a combined cycle.
Impressive Equipment List:
Considering the very reasonable price tag, the new Subaru Impreza also has an impressive equipment list. The base model features a 6.3 inch touchscreen infotainment system which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay. There is also Bluetooth, USB, 17 inch alloys, seven airbags and cruise control. The higher spec models upgrade to an 8.0 inch screen and include Subaru EyeSight, daytime running lights, climate control and electric folding mirrors. At the top of the range, the 2.0i-S includes automatic wipers and lights, 18 inch alloys and active torque vectoring. There is also the Vision Assist package, which includes lane change assist, rear cross traffic alerts, and blind spot monitoring.
A More Premium Cabin:
In addition to all of the gear and gadgets, the cabin itself features a more contemporary and upmarket design. The central screen is at the heart of the layout, but there are soft materials that feel premium including tactile switches and controls.
The larger side windows not only improve outward visibility but create a more stylish aesthetic. Rear passengers can enjoy plenty of leg and headroom, and there are two ISOFIX anchor points to secure child seats. If you are planning a longer trip, you will also find that there is a decent amount of cargo space. The hatch offers 345 litres, which can expand to 795 litres when the rear seats are folded. The sedan provides 460 litres, which is unchanged from the previous model.
If you are considering the new Impreza, you should speak to us. The City Subaru sales team would be happy to answer any queries you may have about the new Subaru Impreza for sale and arrange your test drive.