A new hexagonal grille, hawk-eye headlights as well as a new rear end, are some of the new features that give the Impreza a totally new look. Wheelbase has been increased but the length of the vehicle stays the same as the previous model. This creates shorter overhangs on both front and back and allows for easier door access for passengers and driver. Windows as well as mirrors have been modified to increase visibility all around the vehicle.
The 2012 Impreza creates the same external footprint but now offers a lot more room. Interior materials have been improved in quality while also improving ergonomics. Seats and steering wheel have been carefully tweaked as to create a pleasant tactile experience for the driver. Increased wheelbase translates noticeably into more luggage space including more legroom and headroom for both parties. Larger pockets and more storage compartments all around will fit everything you need during your trip.
Subaru paid a lot of attention to the little details that create a safer, more efficient vehicle without compromising comfort and style. All 2012 models will now have electronic window and mirror control as standard features. Heated seats, navigation and larger rims will also be available on higher trim models. Better fuel economy is achieved via a lighter and a more compact boxer engine, while improved suspension components, hydraulic engine vibration dampers and stiffer body structure create a safer, smoother ride. Two symmetrical all wheel drive systems – one for a five speed manual and one for the second generation CVT transmissions – will be offered, greatly improving overall performance. On higher trim, the CVT transmission will come with a sporty 6 speed paddle shifter system which your fingers will love.
Form follows function in the all new 2012 Subaru Impreza. Its new features create a more sophisticated machine inspiring confidence, exceeding expectations and creating an enjoyable ride for any season.
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