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Subaru will only build the Impreza in a single body shape in the future. There will only be a choice of two four-cylinder engines for the market launch in September.
Subaru will launch the third generation Impreza at the end of September. The Japanese automaker announced in Prague on Tuesday that the new compact model will no longer be available as a sedan or station wagon, but only in the body variant as a hatchback. According to Germany boss Jens Becker, the prices have not yet been determined, but will be based heavily on the predecessor. It currently costs 18,160 euros.
ESP only at an additional cost
The basic model's equipment includes automatic air conditioning and two airbags. ESP, side airbags and curtain airbags are only available for a surcharge or in the more sophisticated equipment variants. An automatic system for the more powerful engine, an integrated navigation system and a keyless entry system are also available at an additional cost. According to the manufacturer, the new Impreza is 4.42 meters long and has a wheelbase of 2.62 meters. Its trunk holds 356 liters and can be expanded thanks to a rear seat that can be folded down in parts.
Diesel is still a long time coming
For the drive of the five-door there is initially a choice of two four-cylinder units, both of which work according to the boxer principle and drive all wheels: According to Subaru, the 1.5-liter engine has an output of 79 kW / 107 hp and provides 142 Newton meters (Nm) of torque. It accelerates to 100 km / h in 14 seconds and reaches a top speed of 174 km / h. Subaru indicates its consumption as 7.5 liters, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 176 grams per kilometer (g / km). Alternatively, there is a 2.0 liter with 110 kW / 150 PS and 196 Nm. It is on the list with 9.6 seconds, 193 km / h, 8.4 liters and 199 g / km.
Later there will be a sport variant with more power and a first boxer diesel in the style of the current WRX models. (dpa)
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