Reports suggest that there shall be no new generation of WRX based Impreza. Moreover, the best compact car from Subaru will not be available until 2016, thus it should debut as 2017 Subaru Impreza. This next generation Impreza will be adopting more from the Subaru Viziv concept rather than a WRX redesign. This concept was originally intended for future crossovers. Improvements will be made to every aspect of this new model. To start with, this new vehicle will be having an attractive appearance. Even the interiors and powertrain is expected to be upgraded.
2017 Subaru Impreza: Redesign Exterior, Interior and Special Features
The 2017 Impreza shall be having a brand new, strong and an absolutely futuristic design. Mainly, this new appearance will be based on Viziv 2 Concept. This concept will also be used on all future models. While the aesthetic changes to exterior are plenty, however these changes are not just limited to aesthetic. They might also change the dimensions of this car. This new, modular global platform of 2017 Subaru Impreza will provide enough strength and support for this new and elongated body of the crossover.
This platform will also be reducing bodyweight of this model. This is because of the use of lightweight materials. This lightweight will also positively affect fuel economy of this vehicle. Also, this bigger body will result in more convenience and space in the interiors of car. Likewise, this will also make this crossover more stable, improving its handling and precision.
Cabin of this newly designed car will surely be also enhanced. There will be a lot of special features and technological improvements in the cabin. Cabin will possibly look like one in Viziv 2 Principle. However, there is no official information regarding it yet.
2017 Subaru Impreza: Engine Performance
Specs of engine that will power 2017 Subaru Impreza are yet unknown. However, one thing is for sure, this engine will be better than ones used in previous models. Current engine is a 4 cylinder 2 liter unit, capable of producing 148 HP. So, one should expect better specs than these. With new global modular platform, weight shall be decreased and underpinnings will be improved, resulting in better fuel economy.
Obviously, it is mainly because of engines with cylinder deactivation and direct injection that this upcoming version of the car will be having a better EPA fuel economy. When it comes to transmission, it has been anticipated that there shall be a CVT system. This brand new 2017 Subaru Impreza will be having great four wheel drive, attributes of which will result in better handling.
2017 Subaru Impreza: Price and Release Date
The 2017 Subaru Impreza should be released sometime in 2016, however a specific date is unknown. It will be available with a pricing that will not be much different than that of current model. Exact price is still unknown. Current model’s pricing starts at around $19,000 and stops approximately at $24,000. Since there are certain changes brought, it is estimated that price of 2017 Impreza might start at around $24,000.