The Subaru Impreza has achieved an almost legendary status in the automotive industry. One of the most recognisable and iconic models in rallying, it also has a very strong record as a family hatchback thanks to its combination of all-wheel driveability and interior practicality. The Impreza makes a return to UK roads in 2014, this time with a range of refinements and modifications.
With USB connectivity, a reversing camera, a high-grade multi-functional display and front and side defrosters as standard, the Impreza's list of equipment is certainly generous. Worthy of special mention, however, is the optional Pioneer satellite navigation system, which allows for a stress-free journey every time.
Safety features also live up to the model's reputation, with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) helping to maintain stability. Passive features like SRS airbags and whiplash-reducing seats, meanwhile, ensure that if there is a collision, those on board will be protected as much as possible.
The most obvious changes are to the Impreza's design. While preserving the classic shape of the original, the body is now more streamlined and features daytime running lights, in addition to a choice of understated colour schemes. Sixteen-inch alloy wheels, meanwhile, serve as an eye-catching focal point.
The interior balances utility and creature comforts expertly, along with plenty of space for passengers and luggage. Heated seats and a leather steering wheel ensure a premium driving environment, while 60/40 folding seats mean that the boot can hold up to 1,270 litres of cargo.
The Impreza is equipped with the latest 1.6-litre version of the Boxer engine, which allows for a lower centre of gravity thanks to its horizontally-opposed configuration. The result is greater responsiveness when cornering, as well as reduced engine vibration. The engine itself is impressive both in terms of power and economy: producing 112bhp, the Impreza is also capable of up to 46.3mpg combined.
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