The company says that the Impreza has been built to be safe and secure with a fun driving experience, and comes equipped with its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and Boxer engine. The Impreza is the second model to launch on the Subaru Global Platform and has a 5mm lower centre of gravity than outgoing Impreza, improving handling stability, hazard avoidance and increasing steering response.
New safety features are fitted as standard including EyeSight, Subaru’s advanced driver assist collision safety technology.
Across the globe, the new Impreza was awarded Japanese Car of the Year in December 2016. Subaru says it has also received high safety scores at the crash safety evaluations in the regions where tests have been conducted. In the US, the Impreza made the Wards 10 Best Interiors list for interior design and styling, and for its easy-to-use multimedia system.
The Impreza model was first launched in 1992. Since then, approximately 2.5 million units have been sold worldwide and 250,000 units across Europe.