Sunday, April 24, 2011

New York Auto Show: 2012 Subaru Impreza Four-door and Five-door

Subaru of America introduced the all-new fourth-generation 2012 Impreza four-door and five-door compact Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive models which will arrive in Subaru dealerships this Fall. The 2012 ImprezaPowered by an all-new 148 horsepower 2.0-liter Boxer enginewith a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or the second-generation Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) with projected EPA ratings of 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

Impreza is offered in base, Premium, Sport Premium, Limited and Sport Limited models. The wheelbase grows to 104.1 inches compared to 103.2 in the outgoing model while length and width remain the same as before for both sedan and five-door models. Rear seat passengers gain nearly two inches of legroom. Sedan trunk room and five-door cargo room are both increased, and the five-door now provides a completely flat load floor with the standard 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded.