It’s amazing how time flies. Only two years ago we saw the launch of the Subaru WRX, shortly followed by the WRX STI, the only model variants of the Subaru Impreza we’d be receiving locally. But the base model Impreza was launched globally 3 years prior to that in 2011, making it 5 years old this year.
In the grand scheme of car life cycles, that means the Subaru Impreza is due to be replaced soon – next year in fact. So far we’ve seen hatch and sedan concept versions of the Subaru Impreza, but later this month Subaru will unveil the full production variant at the New York International Auto Show.
The 2017 Subaru Impreza will be unveiled in both sedan and hatchback guise, and will be the first Subaru to be built off the new Subaru Global Platform – a shared platform that will underpin all future Subaru models.
As we’ve come to expect, the Subaru Impreza will feature Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and a range of safety systems.
The model will officially be released next year globally, but, performance aficionados will have to wait a further 2 years before we see any glimpse of a new WRX or WRX STI.