The new 2017 Subaru Impreza hatchback is coming on the market and it will be based on the WRX concept, introduced at 2013 New York Auto Show. The Impreza will come with a new look and also with some improvements in interior department and a good performance.
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2017 Subaru Impreza Redesign
The new Subaru Impreza will come based on the WRX concept. When this concept was presented it was looking pretty good and refreshing, but unfortunately, when the production model came out, it looked very disappointing, because it was nothing like the concept. So, at this moment it seems that the company is aware of its mistake and is willing to make things right. The next gen Subaru Impreza will be the first model which will use Subaru’s new platform, called Subaru Global Platform. The company’s plan is to use this modular platform on all of its models in the next period.
Subaru Impreza 2017 Interior design
As far as interior, it won’t have any differences between trims and they will all have the same cabin design. However, the WRX edition will have different materials. There will be large, oval dash with wide instrument panel. In the middle of the control panel will be a touch screen display cluster. Standard for base models and Limited package will be a color 4-inch LCD display, while it will be possible to upgrade to a 6.2-inch high resolution touch-screen display. The regular models will use a tricot, the entry-level models will come with cloth upholstery, while Premium and Limited models will use leather seats. The STI model will use Alcantara seats and it will have carbon fiber accents.
The company offers not only a base, compact and affordable Subaru Impreza, but also a high performance editions the WRX and the STI. This is probably the last year for the Impreza as a fourth generation car, so the changes in the powertrain department won’t probably happen.
So, if we have that in mind, it will probably be that the base Impreza will keep a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 148 hp and 145 pound-feet of torque. All available models will use a standard 5-speed manual or optional CVT transmission and the drivetrain is limited to AWD system.
The high-performing models, the STI and the WRX models, will have duo of strong turbo fours. The WRX will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 268 ponies and 258 pound-feet of torque. It will use a lineatropic transmission with paddle shifter and a six or an eight-speed manual. The STI will be powered with a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with the capacity to produce 305 ponies and 290 pound-feet of torque.
The base models will come with the best fuel economy, rated at 28 mpg/city and 37 mpg/highway. The WRX is rated at 20/27 mpg with manual and 18/24 mpg with the lineatropic transmission, while the STI will be rated at 17/23 mpg.
The price for the base model of the 2017 Subaru Impreza will be between $18.000 and $23.000, while the WRX will be between $26.500 and $40.000. Release date will be in the second half of 2016.