2017 Subaru Impreza Gets 3 Can’t-Miss Improvements
The Japanese press was smitten by the new 2017 Subaru Impreza and consumers will be too. The all-new compact was recently previewed for the press in Japan at the new Subaru Ebisu Building in Tokyo. A panel of seven Subaru engineers were on hand to answer questions about the new Impreza sedan and hatchback models. You can tell, the Subaru engineers are proud of their baby.
They talked about the new car’s Global Platform that will be the underpinnings for all Subaru vehicles in the future. Subaru’s new Impreza gets new styling outside and inside that will make it an appealing compact. The interior will be bigger than the previous generation model and comes with more legroom, shoulder room and will accommodate larger drivers. The exterior gets all-new styling with new sheetmetal on every body panel.
New safety tech
One of the most important changes will be the new pedestrian-protection system. The pedestrian protection air bag will deploy if the vehicle hits a pedestrian, shielding them from the full impact of the collision. Sedan and 5-Door models will also launch with the improved Subaru EyeSight safety system. It’s going to be standard equipment on the new Impreza.
New driving dynamics
The new 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport gets a sport suspension and Active Torque Vectoring for improved driving dynamics that should ramp up the fun-to-drive meter. The revised 2.0-liter boxer naturally aspirated engine will also help boost performance with its direct fuel injection and 4hp increase. The new compact Impreza will be built at the newly-revamped plant in Lafayette, Indiana and will be available in U.S. and Canada showrooms later this year.
You can tell, the Subaru engineers are proud of their baby, the new 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan and 5-Door hatch. The improvements impressed the Japanese press, and compact car buyers will be too when it hits showrooms. Watch: The new Impreza preview event Digest Movie video.
Source: Subaru Global
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