Subaru owners often give a passing wave to one another on British roads – a fact that illustrates the left-field choice that the brand’s offerings have become here.
In fact, the Impreza is the second-lowest-selling model globally in the Subaru line-up. Yet, despite meagre sales, the manufacturer says the Impreza is its best-known model, thanks to its illustrious World Rally Championship history, and has deemed it worthy of a fifth-generation makeover.
The new Impreza is bigger than the previous model and gets an updated interior. There's a simple choice of two four-cylinder petrol ‘boxer’ engines – 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre units – with a CVT Lineartronic gearbox and one trim level.
It’s not cheap, though, and there’s some stiff competition in the family car class. The Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus are among the most recognisable and ubiquitous cars in the UK, along with the Skoda Octavia and Honda Civic.
Does the new Impreza do enough to be a more palatable mainstream offering from Subaru or is it still a niche choice? Read on and we will tell you everything you need to know about the car. And if you have set your heart on an Impreza, visit our new car deals page, where you could get yourself a discount without haggling.