The Japanese automaker is showcasing online the company’s latest generation of the compact model, which has been rekindled on their new global architecture – and also has the usual symmetrical DNA.
Subaru has decided to present online the European version of the Impreza some time before it actually makes the first public debut in front of the worldwide audience of the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. The Impreza makes use for the first time of Subaru’s all-new global architecture and keeps all the ingredients of the traditional flavor – flat-four boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive, complete with the Subaru Global Platform. The Impreza is now riding lower, with improvements for handling and cornering agility – but comes to Europe more than a year after the US counterpart, first seen at the 2016 New York Motor Show.
Perks from the new architecture include a longer wheelbase – up by 25 mm – with up to 70 percent jump in terms of body rigidity. No word on engine performance for now, but it is expected to get the same array in updated form. Inside the dashboard is clean and modern, with two screens – one for the new STARLINK multimedia system, complete with connected capabilities, 6.5-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The platform also brings the ‘EyeSight’ safety suite – standard in Europe.