Despite reports suggesting that the new 2015 Subaru Impreza won’t be offered in the British market, the Japanese car maker confirmed the launch of the car in Blighty with the highly-coveted WRX STI model. The high-performance machine will be joined in the range by normal Impreza models, starting from £17,495 for the manual and £18,995 for Lineartronic models.
The 2015 Subaru Impreza launches in Britain with a 1.6-litre Boxer petrol engine, producing 114ps and 150Nm of torque. As you’d expect from such numbers, the performance is frankly woeful. Zero to 60 mph takes 12.3 seconds, and the top speed is only 114mph.
On the upside, the engine pretty frugal, averaging 44.1mpg with 147 g/km CO2. Besides small size and miserable power, the engine has its Auto Start Stop system to thank for this excellent economy.
The UK-Spec Impreza comes with the all-wheel-drive and a generous amount of kit, including automatic on/off headlamps and rain-sensing windscreen wipers, front fog lamps, power-folding heated door mirrors with LED turn signals, windscreen wiper de-icer system, 16-inch alloy wheels, tyre repair kit and daytime running lights, plus dual-zone air-conditioning, rear passenger heating and ventilation ducts, six-way manually-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, 60/40 split-fold rear seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, two 12V power outlets, USB and aux-in jacks, and a reversing camera.
So the 2015 Subaru Impreza is coming to the UK, but it will be offered in small numbers. So if you want one make you sure to place your order in the early days of May when the car goes on sale across the UK.