Subaru Impreza Adds Sporty Spice

Thu, 27/02/2020

A sporty fresh face for Subaru’s All-Wheel Drive Impreza, together with the addition of Subaru Intelligent (SI) Drive in every variant, adds extra spice to the brand’s Model Year 2020 small car range, revealed today.

Every Impreza has a re-profiled grille, front bumper and front fog light design, while for the first time dual mode SI-Drive offers the choice between frugal efficiency in I mode and sportier performance in S mode, for greater responsiveness – all via convenient steering wheel control.

The suspension is also revised, delivering even better ride comfort, steering response and handling agility.

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Colin Christie, said: “The combination of fresh on-road presence and the ability to better match the driver’s performance preference via SI-Drive gives every Impreza added edge and flexibility.

“Factor in a compelling package of cosmetic and trim enhancements, plus added safety and driver convenience features in the two range-topping models, and Impreza continues to represent tremendous value, with a long-established record in the key areas of durability, engineering, fun and safety.”

Added specification across the Impreza range includes: 

All variants

  • New design alloy wheels
  • Automatic door locking
  • SI-Drive
  • Re-profiled grille, front bumper and front fog light design

All hatch variants

  • Smoked-finish rear combination light design (hatch-only)

Impreza 2.0i Premium

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Reverse Automatic Braking
  • Front View Monitor

Impreza 2.0i-S

  • Updated LED headlight design
  • Auto power folding mirrors + auto dipping passenger side mirror
  • Front View Monitor
  • Side View Monitor
  • Memory Driver’s Seat
  • Stitched MFD visor
  • Piano black air conditioning controls surround

SI-Drive

SI-Drive helps optimize fuel efficiency in I mode and increase engine speed in S mode, for greater responsiveness.

SI-Drive lets the driver select the engine and transmission characteristic to suit their desired driving style, road feel, or type of use.

Impreza has two SI-Drive modes: Intelligent (I) and Sports (S).

  • S (SPORTS) - Enables linear acceleration. It is an all-round mode that provides ample everyday performance.
  • I (INTELLIGENT) - power output in response to accelerator operation is moderate, creating smooth, environmentally-friendly performance. The Intelligent mode throttle characteristic is designed for low fuel consumption.

Other changes include updated interior door trim surround material in Impreza 2.0i-L, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i-S variants.

Updated premium cloth trim is also introduced in Impreza 2.0i-L and 2.0i Premium.

A new colour in the Impreza range is Magnetite Grey Metallic.

Impreza maintains its five-star rating for occupant safety from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), along with the entire Subaru new vehicle range.

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MY20 Subaru Impreza