Subaru has confirmed it will be putting the Impreza on sale in the UK from the beginning of May.
The Impreza will only be available with a 1.6-litre flat-four boxer petrol engine with 112bhp and 111lb ft of torque. Either a five-speed manual gearbox or CVT can be specified. Subaru says the Impreza can reach 62mph in 12.3sec in manual form, with a top speed of 114mph and able to return 44.1mpg on a combined cycle.
The manufacturer says the Impreza will be the only car in its class to offer all-wheel drive as standard. Only the hatchback model will be offered here.
Subaru is offering the Impreza in just one specification, dubbed RC, which comes with automatic headlights and wipers, 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone air conditioning, heated front seats and a reversing camera.
Already confirmed as joining the Impreza in the UK is the new WRX STI, which will go on sale this summer for £28,995 and comes with a 2.5-litre flat four engine developing 305bhp.
The current Impreza has already been on sale in the US and Japan since its market introduction in 2012. Prices for the new Impreza start at £17,495 in the UK.