The fourth generation all-new Impreza was developed under the concept of “Redefining Value, Redefining Class”. Its aim is to provide a new level of value not known to exist until now. Superior reliability, handling and safety features of the Subaru Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system with the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine at its core – these among many other qualities have made possible a safe and environmentally-friendly high grade global car while enhancing the sportiness of the Impreza.
Subaru's brand statement “Confidence in Motion” is the foundation of its automobile development. Subaru is committed to engineering excellence and the creation of products in harmony with customer lifestyles and values. Its quest for“Enjoyment and Peace of Mind”through the Subaru experience hopes to achieve more Subaru fans, especially now with the all-new Impreza, our first production model embodying all of its visions.
The Impreza series has earned worldwide acclaim as a stylish and sporty high-quality compact car since its debut in 1992.
The main themes in developing the all-new Impreza were “stylish exterior and high quality interior” and “ refinement of driving comfort and environmental friendliness”. In order to realize these concepts, Subaru focused on improvements in fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness; enhancement of “fun-to-drive” characteristicsformorepleasantandagiledriving; actualization of a high-quality, spacious and comfortable cabin without increasing body size. Its excellence in quality exceeds the expectations of a car from this class.
New Sub Name, 5-door is the Impreza Sport: Named to express its stylishness in and out, spacious cabin and cargo, and superior driving performance capable of long journeys.
Without changing body size from the previous models, Subaru aimed for a cabin that allows greater comfort for all passengers.
The all-new Impreza was designed to convey the stylishness and agility of the Impreza series with its powerful eye-catching look of the front fascia and sophisticated profile.
Elements were carefully chosen for an interior space of high quality feel and roominess beyond actual measurements.
The third generation Subaru Boxer engine, which was introduced last fall with a totally new design, is installed in all models. Along with the usual merits of this horizontally-opposed engine, it has improved fuel efficiency and exhaust performance. The transmission employs the newly developed light weight and compact Lineartronic(CVT)providing a fuel-efficient and well-responding drive. This system will prove satisfactory even to those customers who have been previously driving cars with bigger engine capacity.
Subaru chose the 1.6-liter for the engine displacement of the new generation Boxer engine because of its excellent balance in driving performance, fuel efficiency and price. The all-new Impreza will be the first to carry this type and will lead it to the global market.
Improvements were made to the fuel economy by approximately 27% compared to the previous 2.0-liter engine and also to the regular-use mid-low range torque. The engine is capable of equal acceleration performance as the previous 2.5-liter models and has a quick accelerating response even when the accelerator is only lightly depressed.
Further advancing the benefits of Chain-driven CVT(Continuously Variable Transmission)such as lightness, compactness, superior fuel efficiency, and wide ratio coverage, Subaru has successfully developed a new CVT with improved environmental friendliness and driveability by optimizing the parts and layouts.
A new Auto Start Stop system was developed and installed which prioritizes the will of the driver so that the pleasant and secure feel of driving is not interrupted.
he advanced chassis in line with “Subaru Dynamic Chassis Control Concept” (SDC) provides steady handling performance of a linear response and secure driveability while absorbing any road surface irregularities. Improvements in the rigidity of key points and optimizations in setting made possible both comfortable driving and agile handling.
To reduce blind spots and improve visibility for the driver, the front door partition window pillars and the A-pillars have been made narrower and the door mirrors have been mounted on the door panels.