The 2017 Subaru Impreza is undergoing a major overhaul not only to make it relevant to current generation cars but to offer a new experience for its long running buyer base.
At first, adopting the modular platform became an important element for Subaru so that they can appease their investors. At the same time, the upgrade allowed the designers to significantly increase the dimensions of the car in every manner. The 2017 model is a BRZ sports car with a rear wheel drive setup and it is the first of many, as it will be the same modular platform the company will go with for all future models. It includes the Outback, Legacy, WRX, WRX STI and Forester models.
According to the company’s statement, the new 2017 Subaru Impreza is built on a sturdy platform that is at least 70 percent stiffer than the previous model while offering more headroom for passengers. A large chunk of carbon fiber materials with hard plastic and metal is used in the right proportions that make the car feel secure like never before. The 5-door hatchback model is designed to compete with the popular Honda Civic.
With the redesign, there’s ample legroom and headroom for the passengers which at the same time didn’t compromise on cargo storage space. The funky shapes associated with Subaru for a long time is no longer spotted in the 2017 edition. The automobile brand strongly believes that these drastic changes will allow them to increase their market share and convince buyers to go for the car. The new edition is powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder model. The only setback is that there is no word on introducing a turbocharged engine at the moment but we can say that the brand may introduce it as a later stage.
While the design, build quality and specifications are premium, the engine used in the 2017 Subaru Impreza is not so premium so as to keep its cost under control. The automobile brand aims to convince premium buyers but without offering the top class performance that one would expect from the model. A bunch of safety features are also implemented in the car.
A major market share is now being held by Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic but Subaru is confident that Impreza will help them achieve the top spot. With all these promising changes, it is a possibility and future sales trends will confirm whether they are heading in the right direction.