Subaru Impreza storms back to UK

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 17:00
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STORM: New Subaru Impreza

Subaru are bringing the Impreza back to the UK, it has been confirmed.

Arriving in May, priced from £17,495, the vehicle – which is as a one-engine, one-trim offering – will become the only C-segment contender to offer standard all-wheel-drive.

Paired with an 114PS 1.6litre Boxer engine and a choice of five-speed manual or Lineartronic transmission, standard kit will also include automatic start/stop.

It will be capable of accelerating 0-60mph in 12.3seconds and a top speed of 114mph, with fuel economy of up to 46.3mpg and CO2 emissions from 140g/km.

Subaru claim a combination of a more favourable exchange rate and persistent customer demand has led to the small volume return.

On the outside, the five-door hatchback sports hawk-eye headlights, hexagonal grille and prominent wheel arches.

Inside, the cabin offers a wide field of vision, wider door dimensions and higher hip points in all seats.

The dashboard and steering wheel feature clear switches and controls, with a multifunction display screen atop the central console.


Standard features of the RC-specified Impreza includes auto start/stop, automatic headlamps and wipers, front fog lamps, power-folding heated door mirrors, windscreen wiper de-icer, 16inch alloy wheels, tyre repair kit and daytime running lights.

Dual-zone air-conditioning, rear passenger heating and ventilation ducts, six-way manually-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, 60/40 split-fold rear seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, two 12V power outlets, USB and aux-in jacks, and a reversing camera are also included.

Three exterior colours will be available: Satin White, Ice Silver and Quartz Blue.

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