Subaru Impreza goes diesel

  • Impreza gets 'boxer' diesel engine
  • Available in two trim levels
  • Prices start at 20,000
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Finally, Subaru's Impreza range has got what it has needed for a long time a diesel engine.

Until now, Subaru's 2.0-litre 'boxer' diesel engine has been available in only its Legacy, Outback and Forester models.

Cleaner and more economical
The new Impreza 2.0D comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and manages average economy of 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 155g/km. That's not a patch on figures of the best small family hatchbacks, but it's a big improvement on petrol-powered Imprezas, which can manage only 37.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 176g/km at best.

The diesel-powered Impreza is available in two trim levels, RC and RX. RC includes:
β€’ Climate control;
β€’ Xenon headlights;
β€’ Heated front seats;
β€’ Cruise control;
β€’ Electric windows;
β€’ Six-CD autochanger;
β€’ Front foglamps.

Extras on RX models include:
β€’ Full leather trim;
β€’ Keyless entry;
β€’ Electric sunroof;
β€’ Electric driver's seat height adjustment;
β€’ Rear privacy glass.

The Impreza 2.0D models are on sale now, at 20,000 for the RC and 22,225 for the RX.