2016 Subaru Impreza Gets New Engine And WRX Design

The new 2016 Subaru Impreza will be significantly better. There are some reports online which claim that the design of the new Impreza will be heavily based on the WRX concept introduced at the New York Auto Show last year. Unlike the 2015 Subaru WRX production model, which wasn’t exactly what the automotive public expected of a vehicle developed from a beautiful WRX concept, the 2016 Impreza should have a lot of styling cues borrowed from the same concept. That’s why we hope that the new Impreza will bring more aggressive, sporty look. Inheriting the revolutionary design language of the WRX concept, the 2016 Subaru Impreza is expected to look more muscular and powerful with all of the augmented curves, assertive overall body shape and threatening front fascia. Although there are no official reports on the powertrain of this sedan, the assumptions are that the 2016 Subaru Impreza will have an altered engine lineup. It would probably keep its already used 2.0-liter inline-four engine, but it might have a drastically more powerful boxer mill.
Current Subaru Impreza

Current Subaru Impreza

2016 Subaru Impreza Body, Exterior Design And New Platform

The body of the 2016 Subaru Impreza will be designed like a good-looking powerful sedan. With dynamic body shape and reinvented design language which resulted in a completely new exterior design approach, the new Impreza will be a little bit larger. The length and the width will be increased, but those changes won’t be dramatic. Thanks to the new platform, called the Subaru Global Platform, this car will come with more space inside and better underpinning than before. The Subaru Global Platform also provided an opportunity to create the first Subaru plug-in hybrid, which will use the powertain manufactured by Toyota. The particular model which will get the hybrid setup is still secret, but the assumptions are that it would be the new Impreza or the new Legacy. It’s not known how exactly the 2016 Subaru Impreza will look. The more it resembles the WRX concept, the more beautiful it will be. However, we should bear in mind that they have to create and distribute a production model, which should be free from extravagances almost every concept car has. If the 2016 Impreza inherits the overall body style, we could live with not-so-augmented wheel arcs and somewhat milder front fascia. The WRX concept was so good that no matter what they use from its design, it would certainly be the most remarkable feature of the new Impreza.
Current Subaru Impreza

Current Subaru Impreza

Engine Lineup Of 2016 Subaru Impreza

The powertrain of the 2016 Impreza will be improved, too. It’s expected that the already mentioned 2.0-liter inline-four engine, which delivers 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, keeps its position as a base engine. If the 2016 Subaru Impreza comes with this engine, like it’s expected, we shouldn’t be surprised if this mill comes with slightly increased power output. The more powerful new engine is expected to be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer, which is able to deliver 265 horsepower. What’s interesting is that this engine will be the first to be direct-injected. As for the transmission, the 2016 Subaru Impreza will come with a five-speed manual gearbox or with a CVT. This car will certainly come with a symmetrical all-wheel drive.

2016 Subaru Impreza Price

Although all of those changes look pretty impressive, the price of the 2016 Subaru Impreza shouldn’t be different. It’s impossible to say anything with certainty at this point, but the expectations are that the 2016 Impreza will cost as its predecessor. This means that the base MSRP will be near $20,000.

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