The Subaru Impreza It was born as the hatchback answer to cars like the Volkswagen Golf, Mazda3 and Honda Civic. Since 2008 it has existed in that form, having previously stood out as a sedan or coupe. However, in this sixth generation, the Japanese brand has decided to stop producing the sedan variant to focus only on the hatch.
This sixth interpretation appears with noticeable changes. First of all, the exterior is much more expressive and with more mature lines that move away from that very marked language of an Asian car. It looks more mature and modern.
On the outside it will continue to have LED headlights and skulls, wheels in silver or black and even some variants with sporty details that seek to give it a somewhat more daring appearance, in fact a version called RS that just points to that passionate side.
The interior also changes, although in a somewhat more discreet way. Yes, there are new shapes, but it’s easy to see many similarities to the interior we see in fifth-generation Imprezas. The most noticeable change is the arrival of a 11.6″ touch screen placed vertically.
Subaru promises more and better connectivity, more comfortable seats, better storage spaces, as well as greater refinement in the current suite of driving assistance that have characterized its range in recent years.
In terms of mechanics, the brand remains faithful to boxer engines. In this sixth generation, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine will be available with 152 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque that will bring that power to all 4 wheels through a box CVT and the system Symmetrical All Wheel Drive Of the brand.
The other option is the naturally aspirated engine, also with 4 cylinders, but in this case of 2.5 liters that will generate 182 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. Again, it will only carry a CVT box and the brand’s AWD drive system. The RS variant, in addition to this engine, has sport cut suspension, more capable brakes and some other adjustments to make driving more dynamic.
This model will begin production at the beginning of 2023. It is not clear if we will see it arrive in Mexico, although seeing the expansion that the brand has been carrying out, it is likely that it will land in our country towards the end of the year.