Get absolutely free alerts about the cars you own, save searches and keep up-to-date with your current activity on Auto Trader. This time, the Impreza name is dropped in all markets in which the new model is named basically as the WRX—as had been the case in North America with the preceding model although in Japan, it is sold as the WRX S4. The body design and style also took a stronger departure from the Impreza donor model than in the past. Turbocharged versions of the two latter engines have been fitted to the WRX and WRX STI versions as discussed later. The WRX STI trim in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand can be ordered with the dual-variety six-speed manual, or 5-speed automatic if WRX STI A-Line is offered. The WRX STI 380S contains enhanced engine power to 380 PS (279 kW 375 hp), new wheels, an upgraded physique kit.
In response to criticism that the third generation WRX suspension is as well soft, and needing to retain on par with rival car organizations new releases, Subaru issued a number of alterations in 2008 for the 2009 model year. This generation of the Impreza also saw important fuel economy improvements thanks to the new transmission and additional fuel-effective engine.
In North America, the XV was sold as the Subaru XV Crosstrek and was unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show The US model went on sale in 2012 as a 2013 model year automobile. Updated 10/19/2016: Subaru announced costs for the 2017 Impreza sedan which arrive at dealerships later this year. While initial adopted by the STI, the wide-physique platform was later utilized by the regular WRX variety. The STI versions of the WRX had been immensely productive in rallies and common amongst street racers but have been only sold in the Japanese market.
Its sharp styling is commonly listed as polarizing, also, though the bulk of criticism in that region is primarily based on the lack of a hatchback model. It is a concept vehicle primarily based on the Impreza WRX STI hatchback with upgraded springs and shocks, revised suspension bits, lightweight 12-spoke wheels, undisclosed engine tweaks and a slightly reworked exterior.
Subaru revealed the third generation Impreza at the New York Auto Show on two April 2007—both the typical naturally aspirated Impreza and turbocharged WRX versions have been revealed. Further modifications in 2010 for year model 2011 saw the WRX acquire the wide-body shell from the STI, as well as the addition of quad muffler guidelines with diffuser. The Impreza variety received a facelift in late 2009 for the 2010 model year, gaining a new grille insert.