The new third generation Impreza which evolved from the first in 1992 through the second in 2000 has been designed to incorporate absolute quality and refined style without sacrificing the attributes for which it is known worldwide. It retains the phenomenal stability afforded by both the Subaru Boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
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- Stylish and practical, the Impreza features high quality materials throughout and extra-wide opening rear doors for easy passenger access. Air conditioning/climate control, ABS, electric windows, a new high quality CD/radio audio system compatible with Mp3 and WMA formats with auxiliary connections, adjustable steering wheel and multi-function screen are standard on all models.
The Impreza has taken on a sophisticated sporty hatchback style to give a feeling of freedom and agility while the interior is spacious with plenty of headroom, improved visibility, redesigned seats, unimaginable amounts of storage space for a compact car and increased comfort for both passengers and driver. The hatchback design gives an enormous rear opening for easy access, loading and unloading. You can easily carry two golf bags or five suitcases of 55cms with five passengers in the car. On the road, a new design concept, the Subaru Dynamic Chassis Control Concept or Subaru DC3 has been conceived for the new chassis which includes a more responsive steering system and new rear suspension. Noise levels have been significantly reduced allowing easy conversation or enjoyment of the audio system.
There are seven models available using three different engines, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 litre. The trim levels are Classic, Limited, Limited Plus and Sport with prices ranging from 17,900 to 25,450 euros, or you could go the whole hog and buy a 2.5 WRX for 33,700 euros. This is the top of the range and offers a higher degree of refinement in an even more luxurious package. Sports seats, a push-button engine start and 10 speaker DVD Satellite Navigation System complement a range of subtle enhancements to the exterior, tinted rear glass and 17 inch alloy wheels.
Engine & drive train
Subaru’s horizontally opposed Boxer engines are what make the whole linear drivetrain layout possible. The engine’s opposing pistons effectively balance out each others’ vibrations. Compared with in-line or V-type engines, this gives smooth, fluent power delivery all the way through the revolution range. Even more important, the design is shorter and shallower than other engines, which means Subaru can fit the engine low down in the chassis, giving a very low centre of gravity, hence stability on the road. For more information about the new Impreza or the full Subaru range, contact Autos Guaza, telephone 922 16 92 60 or visit them at Carretera General Guaza number 23.