Subaru has added its 2.0-litre Boxer diesel engine to its five-door Impreza range.
The horizontally opposed common-rail engine has not featured in the Impreza range before due to the exchange rate between the pound and the Japanese yen.
All UK Subaru models are imported from Japan and it has never been economically viable to put the boxer engine in the Impreza until now.
The boxer diesel produces 148bhp and 258lb ft of torque. It helps power the Impreza from 0-62mph in 9.0secs and reach a top speed of 127mph. Combined fuel economy is 47.9mpg and it has a claimed range of 670 miles on a single tank of diesel. CO2 emissions are 155g/km.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloys, HID headlamps with pop-up washers, electrically-folding door mirrors and front projector foglamps.
Inside, it features a six CD player with MP3 capability, cruise control, windscreen wiper de-icer, climate control, front, side and curtain airbags and heated sports seats.
Prices for the new Subaru Impreza 2.0D RC start at £20,000 and it is available to order now.