New Subaru Impreza Coming To UK On May 1: Priced From £17,495

After a long time, Subaru has finally made a comeback to the UK market with the new generation Subaru Impreza. The car will arrive in the UK on May 1 and will be available in just one trim level and one engine option, though there will be both manual and automatic transmission options. However, the new Impreza will be the first vehicle in the C-segment to come with an all wheel drive system as standard.

Design wise the new generation Impreza is simple yet attractive. At the front the car features a hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights that have their own unique appeal. Moving on to the sides, it has flared wheel arches that emphasize the car’s all wheel drive character. For the passenger cabin Subaru has used high quality, highly durable materials that impart a solid yet premium feel to the Impreza. There is also a Multi Function display screen fitted at the top of the central console.

Powering the new UK bound Impreza is a 1.6 liter Boxer petrol engine that is capable of producing 114 PS of power and peak torque of 150 Nm. The engine features a number of advanced technologies such as Active Valve Control System, a maintenance-free chain-type camshaft and a new Auto Start Stop system. Thanks to these, the Impreza returns 44.1 miles to a gallon and emits 147 g/km of CO2. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 12.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 114 mph.

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Transmission options on the new Impreza include a 5-speed manual and a Lineartronic automatic transmission. Complementing the engine-transmission configuration is Subaru’s proven Symmetrical AWD system offering exceptional stability in all sorts of road condition. As far as the safety of the driver and passengers is concerned, the car offers Vehicle Dynamics Control with emergency brake-assist feature, eight airbags, narrow A- and B-pillar for better vision, door mounted mirrors, brake override control system and Subaru electronic stability program.


The car is priced from £17,495 (on-road).

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Technical Specifications

Body and chassis

Five-door, five-seater hatchback, with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell. Longitudinally-mounted gasoline ‘flat-four’ Boxer engine driving the front and rear wheels (AWD) via a five-speed manual or six-speed Lineartronic CVT transmission.


1.6-litre / 114ps Petrol

Name Boxer Petrol
Type DOHC, horizontally opposed ‘flat four’ with dual AVCS
Capacity 1.6-litres, 1,600cc
Bore and stroke 78.8 x 82.0mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Max power 114ps (84kW) @ 5,600 rpm
Max torque 150Nm (111 lb ft) @ 4,000 rpm
Valves 16 (4-per-cylinder)
Fuel system Multi-point injection
Construction Aluminium cylinder block and aluminium heads
Emissions class Euro Stage 6


Manual 5-speed
Automatic CVT

Gear ratios

1.6i MT 1.6i CVT
1 3.454 —-
2 1.888 —-
3 1.296 —-
4 0.972 —-
5 0.738 —-
Reverse 3.333 3.667
Final Drive 1 4.444 3.900
Drive range —- 3.581 – 0.570


1.6i MT Symmetrical AWD with centre differential coupled to viscous LSD
1.6i CVT Symmetrical AWD with active torque split system

Suspension and damping

Front Fully independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar
Rear Fully independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar


Type Electric power-assisted, rack-and-pinion
Turning circle 10.6 metres


Front 277mm ventilated disc
Rear 274mm solid disc
ABS Four-channel anti-lock system with EBD
BAS Boosts braking power to maximum during emergency stops
EBS Emergency Brake Assist

Wheels and tyres

Standard Alloy 16-inch x 6.5J    205/55 R16 tyres
Spare (standard) Tyre mobility kit

Dimensions (mm)

Overall length 4,415 Overall width** 1,740
Overall height* 1,465 Wheelbase 2,645
Front track 1,510 Rear track 1,515
Ground clearance 145

*with roof rails
**excluding door mirrors

Capacities (all models)

Fuel tank 55.0 litres
Luggage (VDA) 380 litres behind rear seats (with tyre repair kit)
1,270 litres behind front seats (to roof)

Weights (kg)

1.6i MT 1.6i CVT
Kerb weight 1,315 1,350
Towing (max) kg* 1,500 1,200


1.6i MT 1.6i CVT
Top speed / mph 114 111
0-to-62 mph / sec 12.3 12.6

Fuel economy (mpg)

1.6i MT 1.6i CVT
Combined cycle 44.1 46.3
Urban cycle 34.4 37.2
Extra-urban cycle 53.3 54.3
CO2 g/km 147 140