Subaru Introduces All-New Impreza at New York Auto Show

Subaru Impreza (U.S. Specifications)

Tokyo, April 21, 2011 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced the world premiere of the all-new Subaru Impreza 4-door and 5-door models (U.S. specifications) at the 2011 New York International Auto Show (Press days: April 20 and 21, Open to public: April 22 through May 1). FHI plans to introduce the new Impreza to the U.S. market this year as its first model to provide customers with "Enjoyment and Peace of Mind" through Subaru's new "Confidence in Motion" brand statement.

This fourth generation new Impreza was developed under the concept of "Redefining Value, Redefining Class".
The comfort that the Impreza has built up since its debut in 1992 has been even further refined, while taking advantage of the superior reliability, handling, and safety features of the Subaru original Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system and the Subaru Boxer engine. Keeping up with changes in market expectations, Subaru has developed the new Impreza as a high-quality global car.

During the development process, we focused on improving environmental friendliness and adapting to changes in customer's values. Specifically, Subaru improved fuel efficiency and exhaust performance, utilizing the third generation Boxer engine and the new Lineartronic transmission; enhanced the "Fun to Drive" experience for more enjoyable and agile driving; and created a roomier interior space with improved comfort and quality, but without an overall increase in size. The new Impreza was indeed developed to provide customers with "unprecedented value" beyond existing segments or classes.

[Note: Information provided in this release is based on U.S. specifications.]

Packaging / Utility

This vehicle has been designed with an interior that provides even more comfort to all passengers while having the same body size as previous models.

Exterior design

With a "Smart & Classy" design concept, the dignified appearance of this vehicle delivers a feeling of refinement. Its rich expressive design shows off its high quality.

Interior design

Along with the roomy and comfortable interior, a stylish design has been selected to bring out the best qualities of the chosen materials and give passengers a feeling of quality.

Engine and transmission

The third generation Subaru Boxer engine, which was introduced last year with a totally new design, is installed in all models. Along with the usual merits that horizontally-opposed engines inherently possess, this engine has improved fuel efficiency and exhaust performance. Together with the adoption of the new Lineartronic (CVT), a lightweight body, and excellent aerodynamic performance, this vehicle has reached the top class*1 of fuel consumption among AWD vehicles in the US.

*1: Achieved 36 miles per gallon during highway driving according to Subaru in-house data.

2.0-liter DOHC Engine

The new Lineartronic

5-Speed Manual


This chassis provides steady handling performance with a linear response and driveability with a secure feeling while absorbing any road surface irregularities. Improvements in the rigidity of certain important areas and setting optimization allow both comfortable driving and lively handling. In all, this design achieves top-level danger avoidance performance.



Major Specifications:(U.S. Specs.)

[Note: Specifications are preliminary and subject to change.]

Overall Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,580 (4-door), 4,415 (5-door) x 1,740 x 1,465
Wheelbase (mm): 2,645
Track Front/Rear: 1,510/1,515
Vehicle Weight (kg): 1,320 (2.0i 4-door/5-door 5MT model)
Seating Capacity: 5

About Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, is a leading manufacturer in Japan with a long history of technological innovations that dates back to its origin as an aircraft company. While the automotive business is a main business pillar, FHI's Aerospace, Industrial Products and Eco Technologies divisions offer a diverse range of products from general-purpose engines, power generators, and sanitation trucks to small airplanes, crucial components for passenger aircrafts, and wind-powered electricity generating systems. Recognized internationally for its AWD (all-wheel drive) technology and Horizontally-Opposed engines in Subaru, FHI is also spearheading the development of environmentally friendly products and is committed to contributing to global environmental preservation