Subaru's new Impreza has been launched at the New York show ahead of UK sales starting in late autumn.
The new model, which has been revealed in both hatchback and saloon forms, takes some styling cues from the concept that was shown at last year’s Los Angeles show. This is particularly evident around its front end, which features sharper lines than those of the outgoing model.
The new five-door is 4414mm long, just a single millimetre shorter than the current car. It’s exactly the same width, but 1463mm high instead of 1475mm. The new car’s wheelbase is slightly longer, too, at 2644mm compared with 2621mm. Subaru claims that this frees up extra interior space.
The US-spec Impreza is being launched with a normally aspirated 2.0-litre flat four powerplant that offers 148bhp at 6200rpm and 145lb ft at 4200rpm. It replaces a 2.5-litre motor in the US market and delivers a fuel economy gain of about 30 per cent.