According to the Japanese automaker, the 2012 Subaru Impreza will be offered in both 4 and 5-door body styles, while packing the company’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system as standard.
Also, an all-new Subaru Boxer engine is to be found under its hood, one that will reportedly “make it the most fuel-efficient All-Wheel Drive car in America.” The manufacturer estimates the new Impreza will deliver 36 mpg (6.53 l/100km), which would be the highest fuel economy of any all-wheel drive car on sale in the U.S.
“When the all-new 2012 Impreza is unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, it’ll be pure Subaru with the safety, reliability, capability, and value you’ve come to expect from us,” Subaru brags in the statement for the press. “The new design will provide a roomier interior and improved levels of comfort and refinement.”
The 2011 Subaru Impreza pricing in the Unites States starts at $17, 495 for the four-door version, with the five-door version starting at $17,995.
At this year’s NAIAS event in Detroit in early January, Subaru brought the Impreza Concept, a vehicle that previewed the next-generation model. The concept came in a sporty four-door coupe style, Subaru's driving assist "EyeSight" system, and is powered by a next-generation Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine coupled with Lineartronic (CVT).
The Subaru Impreza Concept sported a hexagon grille with central spread wings, a three-dimensional structure of the front face and engine hood, hawk eye-style headlights, and a fin-shaped fog lamp that is also featured in the front bumper.
autoevolution will be attending the 2011 New York International Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.