The debut of the next-generation hatchback is scheduled for November 17
A week ago, Subaru announced the premiere of the Impreza hatchback, which will survive a generational change after six years on the assembly line. In early November, the Japanese partially showed the silhouette of the model, and now you can see the grille, optics and part of the front bumper. Judging by the image, the Impreza will be updated similarly to the Crosstrek, previously known to us as the XV: the headlights look the same, but the hatchback has a different grille and more modest plastic “fangs”.
While Subaru, of course, does not disclose details, but promises that in the new generation, “the versatility, capabilities and style of the Impreza will move to another level.” The novelty will be based on a revised version of the Subaru Global Platform (SGP), which debuted on the Impreza in 2016. Crosstrek is based on the same architecture, which, with the change of generation, got rid of the middle name familiar to Russians – XV.
It is expected that the main changes will be limited to the redesign of the exterior and interior of the model. As for engines, the Impreza will most likely be offered with the already familiar e-Boxer power plant with a two-liter naturally aspirated engine, a CVT and an electric motor. However, a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated unit is not excluded.
The 2024 Subaru Impreza will debut at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17, 2022 and will be streamed live. The event will be hosted by American skateboarder and racing driver Bucky Lazek and his daughter Paris Lazek.
Meanwhile, Subaru continues to work on a new iteration of its EyeSight driver assistant suite. It will work on the basis of artificial intelligence, capable of “finishing” partially visible objects. At the same time, its eyes will not be lidars popular with other manufacturers, but stereo cameras.