Subaru's new product rollout shows significant momentum; the Japanese brand unveiled an all-new Impreza hatchback at the Frankfurt Show.
In the last few years, we've seen a resurgence in Subaru products as the brand tries to grow its product offering. The latest generation of Subaru products, such as the XV, Impreza sedan and new Levorg all feature updated safety tech and modern connectivity and entertainment systems, something previous generations lacked.
The new Impreza hatch features symmetrical all-wheel-drive, updated engines with CVT gearboxes and Eyesight safety technology.
Two new engines will be introduced, still using Subaru's Boxer - flat-four - technology. The engines are naturally aspirated with the 1.6-litre developing 84 kW and 150 Nm and the 2.0-litre pushing out 115 kW and 196 Nm of torque. The CVT transmission has been lightened by 7.8 kg for the Impreza hatch and Subaru says this improves both acceleration and fuel efficiency.
The new Impreza hatch runs on Subaru's global platform that was first introduced on the new XV. All future AWD and boxer engined Subaru's will also make use of this platform. The Impreza hatch also features Eyesight technology that comes with a raft of radar-based safety tech including:
- Pre-Collision Braking
- Pre-Collision Throttle Management
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Departure & Sway Warning
- Lane Keep Assist
- Lead Vehicle Start Alert
The Subaru hatch is expected to go on sale in Europe before year end. Subaru SA has decided against the Hatch and to concentrate on sedan sales for the moment.