Subaru releases first images of the fifth generation Impreza, the first SGP car

Subaru has recently announced its new modular platform, the SGP (Subaru Global Platform). And the first vehicle to use it would be the fifth generation Impreza. And here it is.

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The interior is up there and it seems simple and direct to the point, as most Subaru interiors tend to be. Have a look at the rear of the new sedan.

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The new car is 4.63 m long, 1.78 m wide, 1.46 m tall and has a wheelbase of 2.67 m.

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The car was supposed to be equipped with a new generation of 2.0 4 cylinder boxer engine, probably with cylinder deactivation technology, but it was not this time. The FB 2.0 boxer engine has just been revamped, with 80% of new parts. According to Subaru, the changes have made it lighter and more fuel efficient. It delivers 113 kW, but Subaru does not inform at which engine speed. Nor its torque. Have a look at the new hatchback.

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The 2-box model is 4.46 m long, retaining all the other measures, including the 2.67 m wheelbase.

The new WRX STi would be a hybrid, with an electric motor for the rear axle. Its 2.0 engine would produce around 240 kW. But we still need to confirm what Subaru reserves for the fifth generation Impreza. We’ll keep you posted.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.