Subaru have released pricing information on their new Impreza range today and the news is all good. Significantly, the price of the WRX remains unchanged at $39,990, perhaps a conscious decision by Subaru who are no-doubt wanting to give the controversially styled new-comer the best start in lifeâ€¦
Most of the rest of the range have seen minor price rises, offset by an increased focus on safety with the fitment of six airbags and electronic stability control now standard on all models.
Now only available as a hatch, in standard form the new Impreza features a 110kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual transmission. If manual cog swapping isnâ€™t to your taste then a four-speed (not fiveâ€¦) automatic is available for a rather hefty $2,000.
The 169 kW turbo-charged WRX is a manual only deal which is as it should be. For $39,990 you get the usual WRX fare including a limited slip differential, a revised instrument cluster with unique lighting as well as xenon headlights with an auto washing function.
The base model in the Impreza range is the â€˜Râ€™ and pricing starts at $24,990. The R features ABS, air-conditioning, cruise control, electric windows and mirrors, a single CD player with an MP3 jack as well as DataDot security tagging.
The â€˜RXâ€™ is one rung up and at a starting price of $26,490, you get the addition of 16-inch alloys, climate control air-conditioning, a six-stack CD player, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift and some front fog-lights.
As far as naturally aspirated Imprezaâ€™s go the â€˜RSâ€™ is the top-shelf offering and for $29,490 you get the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels, a body kit and mesh grille as well as sports seats and window tinting.