If anyone can tear their eyes away from the new BRZ sports car for just a second, they could see that Subaru has also presented the fourth generation Impreza at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show. The new Impreza will be offered in two versions: the five-door known as the Impreza Sport and the four-door known as the Impreza G4. In Japan, the new car will go on sale on December 20, 2011.

This fourth generation all-new Impreza was developed under the concept of "Redefining Value, Redefining Class." This means that next to a new look, the Impreza will also offer superior reliability, handling, and safety features of the Subaru Symmetrical "All-Wheel Drive"system with the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine.

The new Impreza will be offered with a choice of 1.6 and 2.0 liter engines combined with a standard a paddle shifting 6-speed manual and new Auto Start Stop system. All of these new items have only one purpose: improving performance and reducing fuel consumption.

Hit the jump to read more about the fourth generation Impreza.

  • 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport and G4
  • Year:
    2012
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  • Engine:
    DOHC Engine
  • Displacement:
    2000 L
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Exterior

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The main theme in developing the all-new Impreza was"stylish exterior and high quality interior" and "refinement of driving comfort and environmental friendliness." Its starts off with a powerful, eye-catching front fascia with hawk eye headlights, hexagon grille, and wheel arches that emphasize its AWD character. The elegant look of the A-pillar suggests a spacious cabin.

Interior

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The interior benefits from high quality materials and a roominess that extends beyond the vehicle’s actual measurements. Both the front and rear seats are covered in leather, and the front seat backrests are 60 mm taller than previous models. The car gets a sporty three-spoke steering wheel with a rich texture and high quality look, as well as a multifunction display monitor that shows the details of the vehicle’s driving conditions.

Engine

2012 Subaru Impreza Sport and G4 Drivetrain
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The base version of the fourth generation Impreza will be powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC Engine (compared to the 1.5 version used on the previous model). However, despite the addition of an extra 100 cc in engine displacement, the new engine is 20% more fuel efficient. The top version will get a new 2.0-liter DOHC Engine that is capable of equal acceleration performance as the previous 2.5-liter models, but also has a 27% fuel consumption improvement.

The two engines can be combined with a new Lineartronic CVT transmission that offers lightness, compactness, superior fuel efficiency, and wide ratio coverage. A new Auto Start Stop system was also installed for a pleasant and secure feel when driving.

Prices

The new generation Impreza will go on sale in Japan on December 20, 2011. Prices will be announced at a later date.

Competition

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The competition for the new Impreza gets more powerful by the day. Honda has improved their successful Civic sedan and Chevrolet has just launched their new Cruze which has already made a name for itself on the market. So, will the new additions to the Impreza help it maintain its leader position on the market? We will see!

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11 comments:

  (382) posted on 04.25.2012

The beautiful color of this car gives reasons for people to notice it more. I think the machine also provides the proper speed requirement.

  (777) posted on 02.1.2012

This car looks elegant and stunning with its extremely good exterior design. The high-quality interior is very classy and roomy and there are a lot of goodies inside. I love the concept of this 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport and G4 . 

  (365) posted on 01.18.2012

The color of this Subaru Impreza warms your eyes, its classy and trendy. I can tell that from its look, it’s reliable because of its safety features and reducing fuel consumption. It looks so exclusive on that exterior enhancement which is great on it. I’m also glad that they use a very efficient engine on it. However, I still find out that its competitor is more powerful than with this.

  (314) posted on 01.11.2012

The color of this Subaru Impreza warms your eyes, its classy and trendy. I can tell that from its look, it’s reliable because of its safety features and reducing fuel consumption.

  (300) posted on 01.9.2012

It looks more elegant on its violet painted body, the metallic. And i would say that I do fancy its fuel efficient engines that a good car must really have.

  (728) posted on 12.18.2011

I’m just only impressed on its classy and elegant exterior looks but too bad it doesn’t have an awesome interior just like what its competitor has. Anyway, I hope that its engine could truly deliver a nice speed on it.

  (317) posted on 12.12.2011

It looks so exclusive on that exterior enhancement which is great on it. I’m also glad that they use a very efficient engine on it. However, I still find out that its competitor is more powerful than with this.

  (559) posted on 12.11.2011

I’m so impressed with the enhancement of its appearance, and it really looks better now than before. Well, I just only hope that it will have a nice speed performance on its engine.

  (427) posted on 12.6.2011

Its enriched interior is really looks so awesome and I think that is its best asset. Well, the fact that its rival is a Honda civic which can deliver an efficient and an impressive figure performance, they should truly be threatened on it because their vehicles can’t offer a nice speed.

  (447) posted on 12.6.2011

I just only love the fact that it has a spacious and cozy inside, but I think it is better if they use a lighter interior touch for this one. Moreover, it is really no doubt that it is a stunning vehicle.

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

Well, it looks more attractive in white paint, and it also gives a decent look. However, I’m quite confused on its engine. I just only hope that it will really give a nice speed for this car.

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