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Subaru unveils new Impreza


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.




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