Subaru’s Impreza doesn’t have anywhere near the same level of appeal or exposure as segment rivals like the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and VW Golf.
Instead, this Japanese compact family car busies itself plucking the heartstrings of its hardcore, often performance-concerned, fanbase.
The Impreza is one car that appeals directly to petrolheads and Subaru has just announced that the next generation model will be seen in public for the first time at Frankfurt Motor Show on September 12th.
And what do we know about the all-new Impreza? Well, it has been built to be safe and secure without compromising its sense of fun on the road.
It will feature Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and Boxer engine and is the second model to sit on the Subaru Global Platform.
The car’s centre of gravity has been lowered by 5mm, compared to the outgoing Impreza, which should improve handling stability, hazard avoidance and increase steering response.
New safety features come as standard, such as Subaru’s EyeSight advanced driver assist technology, which aims to offer world-class collision safety for total peace of mind and an engaging driving experience.
In its native Japan, the new generation Impreza has already been named Car of the Year and has also received high safety scores at the crash safety evaluations in certain regions.
Over in the US, the Impreza’s cabin was praised, appearing in the Wards 10 best interiors list for interior design and styling, and for its easy-to-use multimedia system.
Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, comments: “The Impreza may be a relatively obscure nameplate compared to its big-hitting rivals but around 2.5 million Imprezas have been sold worldwide since its introduction in 1992. Around 250,000 of them have gone to European buyers too so best not to underestimate the Impreza.”
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