The Subaru was an instant hit the moment it entered the market over 20 years ago. It was good then and it has become even better now. The new model for the iconic car of the Japanese brand is set to arrive early next year and it appears that the 2017 Impreza holds the key to Subaru's future.
2017 Impreza Built On New Platform
In a report from Stuff, the automaker stated that the 2017 Subaru Impreza is built on a new platform, which has a hundred percent more rigidity than the current model. This gives the 2017 Impreza better driving dynamics including less noise and reduced vibrations. In addition, the new platform also gives the 2017 Impreza better handling thanks to the center of gravity being lowered by 0.5mm.
The 2017 Subaru Impreza
According to report from Daily News, the 2017 Subaru Impreza will be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. The powertrain is capable of 152 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. This is paired with a five-speed manual transmission and an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the base trim. Higher trims get a CVT with a seven-speed manual mode function and a paddle shifter as reported.
2017 Impreza Features
The 2017 Subaru Impreza has a fair number of notable features such as its StarLink infotainment system. A 6.5-inch touchscreen will be standard in the base trim while higher trims get an 8-inch screen. Other features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. In the aspect of safety, the 2017 Impreza has the EyeSight package that includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
Trims And Prices
Reports stated that the 2017 Subaru Impreza is available in four trims from the 2.0i, Premium, Sport and Limited. The price starts at $19,215, $22,015, $22,815 and $24,910 for the four trims respectively. It was also mentioned that all prices include the destination fee of $820. With all the improvements in the new model, it seems true that the 2017 Impreza holds the key to Subaru's future