Subaru has released the first picture of the redesigned Impreza, ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show.
Available in four- and five-door body styles, the new Impreza appears to be a vast improvement over its homely predecessor as it features elegant styling with chrome accents, a kinked rear window and muscular wheel arches. Furthermore, Subaru says the car will have a "roomier interior and improved levels of comfort and refinement."
Power will likely be provided by the new 2.0-liter Boxer engine that develops 148 PS (109kW / 146 hp) and 196 Nm (145 lb-ft) of torque. While that hasn't been confirmed, Subaru said the Impreza will be able to achieve 36 mpg which is the best fuel economy rating of any all-wheel drive vehicle in the United States.
Subaru to Debut All-New 2012 Impreza at New York International Auto Show
CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 6, 2011 -- Subaru of America today announced the world debut of the all-new Subaru Impreza 4-door and 5-door models at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The new 2012 Impreza will deliver 36 MPG, the highest fuel economy* of any all-wheel drive car on sale in the U.S. The new design will provide a roomier interior and improved levels of comfort and refinement.