The fifth generation Subaru Impreza has won the 2016-2017 Japan Car of the Year title, and is only the second Subaru car to win after the 2003 Legacy.
Now that we’re over the disappointment that the new Impreza isn’t as sexy as the Concept, here’s the good news: it’s only US$100 more than the old car.
The turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer AWD Subaru Impreza WRX has been idolised the world over, but what does its name mean and its letters stand for?
The GJ Impreza sedan-based 2015 Subaru WRX has flared wheel arches, 17-inch alloys, and the FA20 2-liter turbo H4 with 268hp (200kW) and 258 lb-ft (350Nm).
To celebrate its third successive WRC, the 1998 Subaru Impreza STI 22B had a 206kW 2.2-liter turbo, 80mm wider body, flared arches, unique hood and more.
No doubt the new Subaru Impreza will be a fine car and sell by the bucket load, but sadly the new Impreza looks very little like its concept previews.
Underpinned by Subaru’s new global architecture, the fifth generation Subaru Impreza 5-door hatch looks like a gentle evolution of the previous model.
Built on an all-new platform, the fifth generation Subaru Impreza sedan looks almost like a completely different car to the preceding concept vehicles.
The Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept at the 2015 LA Auto Show is, like the 5-Door Concept in Tokyo, very, very handsome. Kinda like the 2013 WRX Concept.
Subaru will preview its next generation Impreza sedan with a sexy, coupe-like concept at the LA Auto Show in November 2015.