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Japanese manufacturer confirms Impreza will go on sale in May priced from £17,495, and will also be joined by the new WRX STI

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.

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leftfield lenny 9 April 2014


So are Subaru UK seriously trying to tell their (former) customers - myself included, that the hawkeye 1.5 and hatchback 1.5 were more popular than and outsold both the N/A 2.0 and turbo 2.5 impreza? So this version is what your customers want? Not the diesel or the powerful version equivilant to the first generation Sport, or second's GX, third and fourth R, R Sport and RX, that's cheaper to run in this day and age from the WRX/STI which would have a steady but small flow of customers.
If Subaru think that this version will sell like hot cakes to the masses then all is lost!
SimonRH 21 March 2014

Have Subaru UK just given up

There are so many good cars in of this size across several different price brackets and in various niches, how have Subaru managed to pick the anti-combination of stats that no one wants.
Suzuki QT 21 March 2014

Hmmm ...

Will be interesting to see if Subaru sell more single-range Imprezas than MG does its entire catalogue ...