This is a discussion on OFFICIAL 2008 Impreza Information Thread within the New Cars/Prototypes Forums forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by luvmywwrrxx I have really been reading up and looking into these new 200eights. Mainly because 3 weeks ...
"Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, announced today the new generation Impreza series for the Japanese market. The all new Impreza is available on dealers starting today. The third generation Impreza is developed around the concept of new and more refined designs for comfort plus performance. It features “5-door packaging”, while it offers a rewarding and safe ride enhanced by Subaru Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel Drive) with the Horizontally-Opposed engine and the newly developed chassis."
Here's a new review on the 2007 Subaru Impreza, from TopSpeed. It features info on the design and performance of the car, as well as a photo gallery.
You can read the whole article here: http://www.topspeed.com/cars/subaru/...a-ar37124.html
Likely the most comprehensive info we've gotten so far. Good find.
Soooo...performance wise. Should handle nice. Power is delivered earlier. Better braking. Better fuel economy. More room. Obviously more luxury oriented. Reminds me of a "mini" Legacy tbh.
- Dual AVCS (intake and exhaust valves)
- New turbo (my bet is it is the VF40 from the Legacy)
- Liquid filled engine mounts (can you say "snappage")
- Automatics shift into Neutral all by themselves when sitting for a while (wierd).
- New front cross members...reduction in subframe parts.
- Double wishbone rear suspension (nice)
- Hill assist (for wimps)
- An "eco light" to tell you when you are running efficiently
- 50% better emissions and 20% better fuel economy (from 2005)
- HDD Nav w/7" VGA LC backlit screen optional
- Noise vibration cancellation on upscale sound system
Purists are going to be dissapointed (but aren't we/they always?). This will bring new customers in, and that is the goal of any business.
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2007 Subaru Impreza review
But shouldn't this be the 2008 Subaru Impreza Review? Sedan looks a tad bit better, but not as nearly agressive as it should be.
Last edited by Redsubie; 06-13-2007 at 05:51 AM.
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