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New Subaru Impreza costs from £12,495

23 August 2007

The new Subaru Impreza hatchback will cost from £12,495 when it goes on sale next month.

The model range will be phased in, with the 1.5-litre R, 2.0-litre R and 2.0-litre RX on sale from September.

Limited numbers of the 2.5-litre WRX begin arriving in November and the 2.5-litre WRX STI hot hatch will arrive in spring 2008.

A diesel-powered Impreza is expected in 2009.

Engines and power
The 105bhp 1.5-litre car has a 0-60mph time of 13.7sec and has an average fuel consumption of 37.7mpg. It emits 176g/km of carbon dioxide.

147bhp 2.0-litre models can do the 0-60mph sprint in 9.2sec, record 33.6mpg, and emit 199g/km of carbon dioxide.

Cars with the 227bhp 2.5-litre unit have a 0-60mph time of 5.4sec and manage 27.2mpg. It emits 246g/km of carbon dioxide.

Equipment and trims
The 1.5R comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, climate control, electric windows, foglamps and six airbags as standard.

The 2.0R has 16-inch alloy wheels and additional equipment over the 1.5R, including stability control, windscreen wiper de-icers, xenon headlamps and heated door mirrors.

RX cars have additional front and rear spoilers, side skirts, a chrome cap for the exhaust, a rear bumper diffuser, 17-inch alloy wheels, stability control and a push-button starter.

The 2.5-litre WRX includes the RX's features as well as stability control, a leather-covered steering wheel and rear limited-slip differential.

Details of the WRX STI will be released closer to its launch.

Prices
1.5-litre R manual £12,495
1.5-litre R automatic £13,495
2.0-litre R manual £14,995
2.0-litre R automatic £15,995
2.0-litre RX manual £17,495
2.0-litre RX automatic £18,495
2.5-litre WRC manual TBA

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