2012 Subaru Impreza | CarShowroom.com.au

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2012 Subaru Impreza

buyers will appreciate the interior space (Impreza’s card against all-comers in the car segment) and drivers will the much better driving Everyone will appreciate the better looks inside and out and of Subaru’s impressive value-for-money.

Impreza Overview

Priced $23,990 the Impreza is a vital car for a mainstream volume seller the company’s established SUV stars and Forester. We like the looks of the third generation range casts-off the previous model’s it wasn’t Subaru’s most design work.

We’re guys here at Car Showroom and the Subaru Impreza scores big compared to small car rivals is its space.

A very competent job Subaru has delivered an all-new which is once again a all-rounder.

Oh and hats-off to Subaru for a smart pricing strategy ensures value-for-money is another standout.

Subaru Impreza Engine

auto start/stop comes to the Subaru Impreza as part of third-generation FB 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine. Fuel consumption is to as low as 6.8/100kms (combined cycle) this the most fuel-efficient to date.

The new engine is also Euro5-compliant for emissions with the C02 rated as low as 157g/km.

The FB is a long-… design and other changes are amongst them a timing dual active valve 18 per-cent lighter pistons and 20 lighter conrods. All up the new engine accounts for 10 per-cent better consumption.

And it sits on fluid-filled mounts part of a raft of NVH which mean the latest Impreza is the most refined to

Maximum power is 110kW at and peak torque of 196Nm is at 4200rpm.

Drive is via a six-speed transmission or Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT steering wheel paddle In itself the CVT delivers 10 per-cent fuel economy than the generation’s four-speed auto.

Impreza The Interior

Subaru all-new interior really over the previous generation’s dated package. Spacious, airy (thanks to the low side oozing quality materials and a modern multi-function display for the the latest Subaru Impreza is a pleasant place to be.

And of course hallmark safety is never far seven airbags and standard camera (2.0i-L and 2.0i-S are part of the story.

As usual Subaru, there’s a ‘driver-focus’ in the thanks to a nice, sporty wheel (adjustable for rake and and height adjustment for the drivers’ The front seats are a new design for safety they’re stiffer and head-rests with two-way

We liked the dashboard/instrument panel which, while traditional in represents a new styling direction for (nice metallic-look gauges for and is very practical/user-friendly. Standard is a six-speaker single CD system with iPods, MP3 and WMA.

But space where the Subaru steals and edge over segment rivals noticeable in room up-front and leg-room for the row,

The luggage areas surprisingly deep (a payback of design) with 340-litres of for the hatchback (or 771-litres with the seat folded) and 460-litres for the Both passed the golf bag with ease (in fact says you can fit four golf in the sedan).

Subaru Impreza Exterior

Wow what a difference a generation While the outgoing Subaru range copped plenty of for its looks, Subaru’s stylists managed to maintain some while bringing to market an look which we reckon is one the in the small sedan/hatchback segment.

It at the front with a much cohesive look thanks to the ‘corporate’ hexagonal grille, by new ‘hawkeye’ headlights which some extra athleticism to the Stylish front fog lights in housings add to the sophistication.

The side is highlighted by a very slick of the glasshouse, clean lines, a shift of the A-pillars and new door-mounted mirrors (the contemporary on mirrors and aerodynamic efficiency).

And is a degree of complexity about the of both sedan and hatchback which adds to the up-market of the latest Subaru Impreza. tail-lights (both models) and an roof spoiler (hatchback) add to the

Subaru Impreza On The Road

all car enthusiasts, Car Showroom includes the Subaru WRX STi Spec R in our “must-have” The same company responsible for the WRX road rocket isn’t to make a botch of a new model of its seller the Impreza.

So a lot of detail improve the on-road showing of the Subaru Impreza things extras body stiffness 25 per-cent stiffer than the generation) and firmer mountings for the strut front-end, a larger anti-roll bar (up from 20mm to plus tuning and firming of the rear end.

The result was a more inspiring performance by Imprezas over our high-speed roads test loop. We noticed the stiffer rear end while more compliant, was much more stable challenged by mid-turn bumps and road surfaces.

Subaru’s 2.0-litre boxer was refined and reasonably responsive but despite Subaru claiming mid-range torque from the … design, still its best work with at 4000rpm on board. So calculated selection were needed in the stuff (and in that the six-speed manual will be by enthusiast drivers).

Back in the the Subaru Impreza showed the refinement which is the hallmark of the models with nice of exterior noises and adequate in the freeway rush. Good of the power steering and excellent visibility made for easy and parking.

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