The 2012 Subaru Impreza has been revealed in both hatchback and sedan form
According to Subaru, the next-generation Impreza features a sharper new look, technical innovations and fuel efficiency gains.
Boasting an all-new 2.0-litre Boxer engine, the Symmetrical All-wheel Drive Subaru pumps out 148hp (110kW) at 6200rpm, while delivering fuel economy gains of around 30%.
For the first time, Impreza will offer a Lineartronic™ Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) in addition to a six-speed manual.
The new five-door Impreza has a slightly longer wheelbase than its predecessor, but is 1mm shorter and shaves12mm off the height.
Exterior highlights include sharper lines, a larger cabin glass area, a hexagonal grille, and hawk-eye headlights.
Inside, 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.
Stay tuned for New Zealand specs and release date.