Subaru’s small Impreza hatch and sedan have come in for a 2015 makeover, gaining updates inside and out for overseas markets.
For the new model year, the Impreza picks up a revised front bumper with new fog-light housings and a bold new chrome garnish flanking the lower grille.
The upper grille is also lightly updated, with the wing-like centre garnish dialing down the boldness. The headlight internals have also been given a minor update that includes a darker background and a new LED treatment.
In the cabin, Subaru says it has improved sound insulation by adding new deadening materials, thicker glass and better seals to produce a quieter ride.
In overseas markets, the Impreza’s updated feature list includes the addition of a rear-view camera, cruise control and touchscreen display to the entry 2.0i model.
Cruise control is already standard with the 2.0i in Australia, although the large centre display and rear-view camera is limited to higher-spec models.
Other new features with overseas models include Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN code access for up-spec models, along with Subaru’s EyeSight collision avoidance technology.
The Impreza’s mechanical package remains unchanged for 2015, which in Australia means the 110kW/196Nm 2.0 litre FB20 four-cylinder boxer engine.
Fuel consumption for the six-speed manual comes in at 7.1 l/100km for Australia, while the CVT auto models list fuel use at 6.8 l/100km.
Speaking with TMR today, Subaru Australia's David Rowley said that local specifications for the 2015 Impreza range are still to be confirmed.
Watch for more news on the refreshed range to surface in the coming months.
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