There is a great chance that we see the 2017 Subaru Impreza really soon. Quite repentantly the concept vehicle was announced and showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show, with fans hoping to see the actual car really soon. Never have they thought that it might come as soon as this. The vehicle is already being announced as a production ready model which has been confirmed with the released spy photos and videos of the vehicle being tested on the public roads.
The vehicle was spotted doing rounds under a heavily layer of camouflage as it roams the streets of California. But the sharp eye of the photographers managed to capture and recognize the vehicle as being the next-gen Impreza car. This is going to be the fifth-generation Subaru Impreza that is going to be released on the market and it is going to be offered as a hatchback version.
As many things about the 2017 Subaru Impreza are still not familiar to the general public one thing is for certain. The vehicle is going to use the Subaru Global Platform which is very soon going to be utilized in all other models of the Subaru that get to be released. The car is being developed in the Lafayette, Indiana plant, and will be offered in 4-door or 5-door variants equally. As the release date gets nearer there are going to be more information available with the car but for now read the currently familiar info in this review.
2017 Subaru Impreza exterior
Despite the exterior of the 2017 Subaru Impreza being neatly packed and preserved, there are a lot of things that people have already noticed and a lot of photos being offered and circling the net. This greatly helped devise the new image of the 2017 Impreza and how it is going to look as a future release. The first noticeable thing is the longer wheelbase but a shorter front overhang. The hood has also gone through a change as it was reshaped while the headlights do not only appear to be longer than before but also add LED clusters to them as well. The back side sees the incorporation of new taillights that extend into the tailgates, which is something that reminds us on the third-gen Impreza.
Compared to the concept vehicle that was released at the Tokyo show there are going to be some changes. One of them is that the vehicle does not get to be as wide as the concept. The prototype also excludes the C-shaped light units and the front apron and also no coupe-like roof. The newest car plans to be more of an evolution rather than the revolution of the vehicle as it brings us a complete logical like styling. We do expect to see more changes and some other innovations which will appear as the vehicle drops its camouflage.
The interior of the 2017 Subaru Impreza might actually get more attention than its exterior. Particularly as they are making it a lot more quality looking and as they are incorporating some fine detailing inside of it. This has been a sort of a weak spot for many Subaru vehicles up till now. Many designs have struggled with a mediocre look of the interior which also features very low quality. This time that is all going to change as the Impreza is going to adopt a much more premium look with various kinds of additions that particularly concentrate on a more premium design of the steering wheel and the center stack.
The wheel is going to be wrapped with leather and is going to add some aluminum inserts on its spoke as well. The button cluster on the wheel is going to be rearranged as well and is going to make it much more user friendly like that as well. The new design also enables the right side of the vehicle to be used for activating some safety features that was not considered before. The center display has been carried over from the previous design but it is the button configuration, the one on the wheel as well, what sells this car and what gives it a more quality and premium appearance. Additionally, expect to get some updated and larger spacing on the inside due to the longer wheelbase.
There are several predictions about the engine that is going to be utilized under the hood of the vehicle as well. The 2017 Subaru Impreza is supposedly going to get the newly developed 2.0-liter flat-four which has a larger output and better fuel economy. The predictions about the output extend to 160 horsepower and at least 150 pound-feet of torque. Some predictions say that there is going to be a 1.6-liter, turbo-four engine offered for other markets that can develop 190 pound-feet of torque, while the US market is going to have a 2.0-liter with a either a manual or a CVT system. These models are perhaps going to come with an EPA rating of 38 mpg highway and 29 mpg city.
Wheelbase: 104.1 in
Length: 180.5 in
Width: 68.5 in
Passenger volume: 96.9 ft³
Cargo volume: 12 ft³
Curb weight: 2955 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 8,4 sec
MPG: 29/38 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Jasmine Green Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Price and release date
As this is still at the prototype production level we can expect the 2017 Subaru Impreza to arrive somewhere next year. This means that the vehicle might become available at the beginning of the year perhaps. The prices are going to be a bit higher than the current model with $20,000 in base trim and at least $26,000 for the range-topping model. Consider the rivaling model that come in the form of Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte and Volkswagen Golf as the vehicles that are also announced in this segment.
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