The Subaru Impreza may argue that the design of the car is more scalable than revolutionary, it will in fact be based on a whole new modular platform and benefit from improved efficiency With the latest connectivity and driver assistance technology.
Exterior Design of the New 2017 Subaru Impreza
The body of the fifth generation Impreza looks slightly like the one we saw in Los Angeles two years ago, but some of the elements are noticeably lessened. The front of the vehicle, for example, has retained some of the notions of concept, such as a new bumper, a grid with a new mesh, and redesigned lateral vents. The vents were added with small black inserts, but the chrome trim, which was present on the vehicle concept, went on. As for the headlights, their shape was modified to be more aggressive, but the C shape LED model was lost.
The view from the side of the vehicle reveals its similarity to the concept car, particularly with regard to the rear hips and the curved front fenders. Subaru apparently could not afford to stay away from the sporty design on it, so the designers gave the vehicle a more athletic waistline that provided it with a slightly more sporting stance than the previous generation.
The same could be said about the cabin, which also looks really fresh and updated. The first thing we noticed is a large dashboard that has these multiple layers with new and larger A / C vents. There is a large infotainment touch screen that features the latest StarLink technology, with a futuristic design And many very useful options. The automaker provides a standard 6.5-inch screen as standard, but customers can get an optional 8-inch unit. In this version of Impreza, infotainment commands have been repositioned and moved below the screen.
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There are many high-tech things included in the cabin as well. In addition to the large infotainment system, the vehicle supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Near Field Communication connectivity. These features were not available on previous generations, so this one has made a big step forward in this regard. In addition, Impreza has a premium sound system, Keyless Entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel and change paddles.
2017 Subaru Impreza Engine, Transmission and Fuel Economy
The Subaru Impreza 2017 will continue the 2.0-liter boxer engine, which has been modified for direct fuel injection. The engine is capable of producing 152 hp, which is a nice boost from the previous 148 hp in the previous model. The low-end models will come with a six-speed manual transmission, while the higher versions will come with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that will provide better EPA fuel economy. The EPA ratings for the manual transmission are 34/25/28 mpg on the road / city / combined and for the CVT the results are slightly better, 37/28/31 mpg.
Cost and Release Date of the New Impreza
The starting price for the most basic trim is about $ 18,800, up to $ 27,000 for the most expensive and feature-rich model. Given the competition, it’s not a bad deal at all. As we mentioned at the beginning of the article Impreza has already been shown in New York, but it is not yet published worldwide. According to information provided by Subaru officials, the new Impreza is expected to come out somewhere in the second half of 2017.