Subaru Impreza is a car that has been remarkable and stunning with both its looks and performance. This was recently confirmed when the 2017 Subaru Impreza hogged the limelight by winning the prestigious Car of the Year Japan for the year 2016-2017.
This was the decision of a large panel of personalities in the Japanese motoring world, consisting of journalists, industry experts and racing drivers. Nominees for the 2016–2017 Car of the Year Japan Awards include all passenger cars that were officially announced or launched in Japan between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2016. These passenger cars should have minimum projected sales of 500 units. The Awards also include the Import Car of the Year accolade, with further prizes handed out in the Innovation, Emotional, and Small Mobility categories. Subaru was last awarded with the Car of the Year Japan honor in 2003, courtesy of its Subaru Legacy sedan.
The 2017 Subaru Impreza is underpinned by the brand’s new Global Platform architecture that allows the car to have high levels of agility, driving pleasure, ride comfort and crash protection. Like its predecessors, the 2017 Impreza comes with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that aids with the vehicle’s traction and driving agility. Moreover, the 2017 Subaru Impreza marks the debut of Subaru’s new design language that provides the car with a more sculptural body. The model is also provided with hawk-eye headlights and Subaru’s signature hexagonal grille. Its athletic stance is highlighted by flowing lines and the car’s outstanding wheel arches.
In addition, the 2017 Subaru Impreza comes with new features that include High Beam Assist and Steering Responsive Headlights. Standard safety equipment includes the driver’s knee airbag, side curtain airbags, and front seat side impact airbags. It is also provided with a standard rear vision camera. Interestingly, the 2017 Impreza, was named Top Safety Pick+ and IIHS Top Safety Pick, particularly when equipped with the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.
Depending on the package selected by the customer, the 2017 Subaru Impreza could be loaded with Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator, Remote Lock/Unlock, SOS Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, and Vehicle Security Alarm Notification.
The North American version of the Impreza – available either as a sedan or a five-door model – is powered by a FB Boxer 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine with direct fuel injection, resulting in an increased output of 152 hp as well as 145 pound-feet of torque. Available transmissions include a five-speed manual gearbox and a Lineart