Subaru debuted the 2017 Impreza at the New York Auto Show today. Along with the new model comes Subarus new global platform that all future models will be built on. Subaru says the global platform will significantly enhance safety, ride comfort, and agility. The 2017 Impreza will be offered in a sport version with 18-inch wheels, sport suspension and active torque vectoring, and will be the first Impreza built in the United States.
More on the new global platform, Subaru says it will improve crash energy absorption by 40 percent over current models. Combining that with Subaru’s current awards, including an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+, this is a huge upgrade in safety.
Four trims will be offered on the 2017 Subaru Impreza, a 2.0i base, Premium, Sport and Limited. The base model comes surprisingly loaded with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, power side mirrors, multi-function display, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat. Premium adds Subaru STARLINK Safety and Security features, 16-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, and an All-Weather Package.
The sport trim adds exclusive suspension tuning, 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels, and Active Torque Vectoring. The Limited trim arrives with LED headlights, “Konoji” LED daytime running lights, a leather-trimmed interior, an 8-inch color display, and standard 17-inch machine finished alloy wheels.
New driver-assist technologies include Reverse Automatic Braking and a new 4-way Tire Pressure Monitoring System that detects pressure drops at individual wheels.
The 2017 Subaru Impreza will go on sale later this year. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.