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« on: April 20, 2011, 09:06:46 pm »



Subaru's new Impreza will be launched at the New York show this week ahead of UK sales starting in late autumn.
The new model, which has been revealed in both hatchback and saloon forms, takes some styling cues from the concept that was shown at last year’s Los Angeles show. This is particularly evident around its front end, which features sharper lines than those of the outgoing model.

See the official pics of the new Subaru Impreza

The new five-door is 4414mm long, just a single millimetre shorter than the current car. It’s exactly the same width, but 1463mm high instead of 1475mm. The new car’s wheelbase is slightly longer, too, at 2644mm compared with 2621mm. Subaru claims that this frees up extra interior space. The US-spec Impreza is being launched with a normally aspirated 2.0-litre flat four powerplant that offers 148bhp at 6200rpm and 145lb ft at 4200rpm. It replaces a 2.5-litre motor in the US market and delivers a fuel economy gain of about 30 per cent.

Read Autocar's first drive of the Subaru WRX STI

Subaru USA claims that the car will return 30mpg in town and 41mpg on the motorway when equipped with the five-speed manual transmission — although these figures improve slightly with Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT gearbox. Four-wheel drive comes as standard. The cabin gets a revised fascia, with a flatter display, new materials, more storage space and a multi-function display for the trip computer. Options will include steering wheel-mounted Bluetooth controls, USB and iPod connectivity and a 6.1in touchscreen sat-nav. Subaru UK has already confirmed that it will not take the four-door version of the car, even though the current WRX STi has been offered here as a saloon as well as a hatchback.

Source: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-york-motor-show-2011/new-subaru-impreza-revealed/256651/pictures/new-subaru-impreza-revealed.aspx
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 09:08:53 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 09:11:04 pm »

I was really looking forward to the possibility of buying an STI when migrate but now my options are GTI or Mustang. I think there is someone at Subaru who is running an experiment to see just how ugly they can make their cars before customers stop buying them. I pray the Toybaru looks good.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 03:24:52 pm »

I was really looking forward to the possibility of buying an STI when migrate but now my options are GTI or Mustang. I think there is someone at Subaru who is running an experiment to see just how ugly they can make their cars before customers stop buying them. I pray the Toybaru looks good.

Bwoy Stig, I don't find this Impreza to be any uglier than the previous ones. To date I think the bugeye impreza is the most goofy looking one and the blobeye, hawkeye and the current one are far from pretty. The rims, hoodscoop, spoiler, fender flares etc are usually what makes the difference on the performance models. I wouldn't knock it until I see the WRX and the STI.  
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 06:19:34 pm »

nice pictures bad,.....but call me old fashion or what, i still think the 2002 to 2005 are the best (looking) WRX, and WRX STi ever made to date 2 thumbs up victory ok good.....but like i said,....nice pictures scare sarcastic Die While Laughing Roll On Floor Laughing
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 06:24:35 pm »

The only thing i would want to transfer from the 2011 STi to my 2005 STi is the engine wub and gear box yes,.....they can keep the body superstition suicide....
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 08:08:19 am »

The only thing i would want to transfer from the 2011 STi to my 2005 STi is the engine wub and gear box yes,.....they can keep the body superstition suicide....

But why? The engine and gearbox have not changed. From the reviews I've read the only performance advantage of the 2011 is the handling.   
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 09:01:21 am »

ooooook then? blush2, well in that case gimmi the suspension off the 2011 STi, and all the parts that deals with handling wub an put it on my 2005 STi yes
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 03:45:47 pm »

Subaru has gone out of their minds... What kind of design is this?? They are one of the few companies that change their design radically over the pass 10 yrs... From one extreme to the next.. I really hope they improve on this within the yr or two to change the design once more...
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011, 08:55:22 am »

With the fiscal punches experienced globally, Subaru apparently is losing its identity whilst trying to appeal to a wider customer base; hence these uncharacteristic designs.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2011, 01:59:27 pm »

aaaaamen Spec B and AI B, thats why i just looooove my 2005 shape wub yahoo 2 thumbs up fan drinks yes
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2011, 05:11:34 am »

Look I love my wrx and STI like everyone on the forum, but we know it don't get awards for best looks. From a business standpoint, the new shape is nice to look at, so it should attract potential new customers...

... and keep the company we love alive.
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