2012 Subaru Impreza Unveiled Ahead Of Australian Debut

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2012 Subaru Impreza


has at last pulled the covers from its all-new 2012 following the release last of a single – but telling teaser image.

The unveiling of the Impreza also follows the earlier this week of the XV concept. which revealed than a few hints of the new Impreza#39;s

Rather than pushing a update for the current model which has garnered mixed over its nearly four-year – Subaru has made an leap to an all-new model.

The new family will also sedan and hatch variants the outset, rather than the launch of the previous model.

the XV Concept, the new Impreza features hexagonal grille design, by new #39;hawk-eye#39; headlights – a significant change to the simpler more plain) headlight of the outgoing model.

The new Impreza also features a and meatier front bumper a wider air damn and larger bezels.

Along the new Impreza#39;s a longer roofline and prominent -inspired wheel guards are the joined only by a simple line along the bottom of the

The Windscreen is also more than before, the base of the now 200mm further forward, a that also allows the doors to open 127mm than the outgoing model#39;s

This is a cutting edge car for as it gives us the ammunition to fire a few in the small car category, Subaru Managing Director Nick said.

And while nearly 30 in the small car category have the ‘me too’ front drive formula, our new Impreza out in a crowded market with Drive on every model.

Subaru has worked to improve giving the 2012 Impreza a A-pillar and partitioned front-door

Other upgrades here a top-of-door interior trim is 60mm lower, combined a 10mm higher front hip and a 20mm higher hip point the rear seats.

The new instrument also contributes to improved sitting lower and flatter in the previous model.

Interior grows also, thanks to a that has been stretched 2621mm to 2644mm for the new model. seat passengers have 50.8mm of leg room as a result.

vehicle length remains but redesigned door panels been used to offer shoulder room.

Cargo in the sedan and hatch has increased, and the also gains a completely load floor when the split-folding rear seats are

The hatch also offers loading, thanks to the removal of a section under the opening. The area cover can now be stored the cargo floor, as on the Forester.

Promising a better quality and to its interior, Subaru has done many of the hard plastic of the current model. For 2012, the gets soft-touch materials for the door trim and centre armrest.

The Impreza#39;s seats are also, designed with a on long-distance comfort. Higher are featured, along with lumbar support and cushions to more effectively distribute


Note: features here are for US-market models. specifications will be revealed to launch.

All 2012 Impreza feature a three-spoke steering and a sports-styled instrument panel, and models also feature a computer with the multi-function A tilt/reach steering wheel is standard across the range.

The model features:

Power door locks and side

A 60/40-split/fold rear seat

temperature gauge

Multi-function with fuel economy

Remote keyless entry and system with engine

Premium models add alloy steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth and an adjustable console armrest.

The audio system in premium US features Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, iPod control USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary jack and six speakers.

Range-topping feature 17-inch alloy leather trim, climate air conditioning, upgraded instrumentation and fog

A power sunroof and factory-fitted navigation are available as options on variants.

Mechanical Package

features described here are for models. Australian specifications be revealed closer to launch.

The Impreza is powered by the 2.0 litre of Subaru#39;s new third-generation boxer paired with either a manual transmission or – for the time in the Impreza – Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission, to be lighter, quieter and more

Models equipped with the CVT also feature a six-speed mode function with wheel paddle shifters.

110kW and 196Nm of torque, remains unchanged from the engine. Subaru promises improvements in fuel consumption, figures have yet to be released.

has been improved for the new Impreza, the addition of a new front support connects the front cross and the rear bushing section of the arm.

At the rear, the double-wishbone gets strengthened components and ball bushings.

Noise, and harshness (NVH) is improved, new hydraulic engine mounts to damp out vibration.

Range-topping also gain specialised springs for the front dampers and a stabiliser bar – changes Subaru says has also NVH further for these models.

is also new sound insulation in the toe and around the floor tunnel.

Subaru#39;s Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive remains standard across the and for 2012, two versions will be

In models equipped with the manual transmission, the Continuous AWD uses a viscous-coupling locking differential to distribute power front to rear.

Slippage at set of wheels will send power (up to 100 per cent) to the opposite

Models equipped with the CVT feature the Active Torque AWD version, using an electronically continuously variable transfer to actively control power in response to driving conditions.

second system transfers power to the rear wheels acceleration and can transfer up to 100 per cent of torque to the rear wheels in to road conditions.


launch dates for the new Impreza yet to be revealed, although a first or quarter local launch in is likely.

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