2011 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Subaru's redesigned Impreza four- and five-door models will make their world debuts later this month at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
- The new Impreza will be launched in the U.S. as a 2012 model.
- The 2012 Impreza will be powered by Subaru's new-generation four-cylinder boxer engine, featuring a highway fuel-economy rating of 36 mpg, highest of any all-wheel-drive car sold in the U.S.
Subaru provided scant details on the redesigned Impreza, other than to say both four- and five-door models will make their world debut at the New York auto show, and that the new model will have a highway fuel-economy rating of 36 mpg, highest of any all-wheel-drive car sold in the U.S.
The company also said the new Impreza will have "a roomier interior and improved levels of comfort and refinement."
The fourth-generation Impreza, which goes on sale later this year in the U.S. as a 2012 model, is expected to feature Subaru's new-generation four-cylinder boxer engine, which will be offered in displacements of 2.0 and 2.5 liters. Subaru said output on the 2.0 engine remains the same, at 146 horsepower, while torque climbs from 141 to 145 pound-feet.
A version of the same boxer engine will power Subaru's new rear-wheel-drive sports car previewed at the recent 2011 Geneva Auto Show.
Edmunds.com says: The latest iteration of the Impreza looks considerably more mature than its predecessors. But will it still provide a solid foundation for a new WRX? — Paul Lienert, Correspondent