June 17, 2005 The new Subaru Impreza was unveiled in Japan yesterday and it’s a sleeker, smoother-looking Impreza than ever before that will become available beyond Japan later this year. The big news for WRX fans is the addition of a 2.5-litre, turbocharged version of the horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine in the top-of-the-line WRX. Subaru is hoping the new Impreza will raise its product appeal by redefining its sporty looks and further improving the drivability. The looks have been radically altered from existing Imprezas and is part of the new Subaru design DNA introduced by new chief designer Andreas Zapatinas which will eventually flow across the entire range – the new face is designed to recollect Subaru’s aeronautical heritage - it’s a bold move because existing Impreza aficionados may not like the significant changes to the overall look, the front bumper, grille, headlights, as well as what may become a signature second rear spoiler at the top of the rear window.
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