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Subaru unveils all-new Impreza saloon and hatchback

Subaru Impreza (2017)

Subaru has unveiled its all-new 2017 Impreza, with the five-door hatchback currently under consideration for the European market.

The model will be underpinned by the manufacturer's new global platform architecture, with every Impreza equipped as standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive.

The 2017 Impreza is larger than the current model: its 2,670mm wheelbase is 25mm longer, while overall length is up 41mm and width increases by 38mm.

Subaru says the larger dimensions create a roomier cabin, while a 10mm lower height aids aerodynamics with a lower coefficient of drag.

The new model will be powered by four-cylinder horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ engines, while it will also feature the EyeSight driver safety assist system, which employs stereo colour camera technology to monitor the road and traffic ahead of potential hazards.

In the new Impreza, EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking and lane departure and sway warning, plus a lane keep assist function. Blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert will also be available.

Driver assist technologies, including reverse automatic braking and the display of steering lines for the standard rear-vision camera, will also be available. Reverse automatic braking can apply the vehicle’s brakes if an obstacle is detected while reversing.


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