Is the New Subaru Impreza, Impressive?
Subaru launched the new Impreza at the New York International Auto Show, which promises to be better in every way.
‘Impreza’ originates from the Italian word impresa, which means a feat or an achievement. In Polish, ‘Impreza’ means party.
For Subaru, the Impreza has been one of the best-selling models ever, and they unveiled a new one at the New York International Auto Show, along with its 5-doored sibling.
The new Imprezas sport the new design language being followed by Subaru, which still sport the hexagonal grille and the sharp headlamps, but along with a relatively more sculpted body with flowing lines.
Both the Subarus are wider and longer than the outgoing models, and lay down the foundation for Subaru Global Platform, which incorporates a number of different grades of high-strength steel at critical points to make it 70 percent stiffer than the previous Impreza body-shell to help stamp out noise, vibration and harshness.
It will be powered by the 2-litre ‘boxer’ flat four-cylinder engine with direct-fuel-injection which is more powerful – up from 146 to 150 horsepower.
In terms of technology, the car comes loaded with adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and assist, blind spot detection, and rear cross traffic alert, with adaptive headlights, high-beam assist as well as a Harman Kardon sound system.
So, the big question, is it impressive?
The answer is a definite yes. The car is better in almost every way and looks more modern and up to date as compared to its rivals.
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