By the end of 2016, the market expect high-performance variant of the new generation Subaru Impreza model. 2017 Subaru Impreza is debuted at the 2016 New York Auto Show. Promotion of the new model has passed without much excitement. The biggest earnings the company continues to make Outback and WRX models. 2017 Subaru WRX and the 2017 Subaru WRX STi will appear in the sale, substantially modified compared to the current model. Specifically, a number of changes have already been seen on new Impreza 2017.
While the production of the new Impreza is still taking place in Indiana, the company has provided more space and new production plant for the 2017 Subaru WRX in Japan. The greatest popularity, these hot-hatches have on the Canadian market. For this reason, the export of the new generation 2017 WRX and WRX STi 2017, will be directed to that State.
2017 Subaru WRX Changes
Impreza sedan and 5-door hatchback version, for MY 2017 are offered with altered dimensions than the current. So that, the WRX and WRX STi, received modified proportions. The vehicle will be 41 mm longer, 38 mm wider, with the wheelbase by 25 mm larger than the previous. The new WRX will be 10 mm lower than its predecessor.
To be able to compete on the market, the Subaru puts this model on a new platform. Thanks to the New Subaru Global Platform, high-performance Impreza WRX 2017, will be equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. Like the Ford Focus RS, VW Golf R and the Honda Civic Type R and Subaru will offer Lane Departure, Lane Keep, Pre-Collision Braking, Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control, as a part of a standard package.
2017 Subaru WRX STi Hybrid
Unlike the current model, which runs 2.5 L turbo-diesel engine with 300 hp and 407 Nm of torque, the new generation will test hybrid drive. We can assume that the hitherto engine continues to be offered. In combination with the six-speed transmission. The hybrid drive of the Subaru WRX STi will comprise 2.0 L turbo petrol engine with 152 hp and an electric motor, with a total power output of 320 hp. The new Impreza is also presented with this engine.
The appearance of this high-performance vehicle will likely be modeled on the concept model of last year. On Chicago Motor Show 2015, Subaru 5-door hatchback version was introduced as a concept prototype for the 2017 Subaru WRX. By all accounts, the vehicle will take a more aggressive look than the former. 2017 WRX will feature a larger air intakes, exhaust system designed for a specific high-performance vehicles. There are also extended wheel arches and revised rear spoiler appearance. For now are available only renders and sketches of the future layout of these models.