The RS version returns to America with a 2.5L Boxer engine
Subaru Corporation unveiled the all-new 2024 Impreza (U.S. model) at the Los Angeles Auto Show last Friday.
The all-new Impreza, a standard model of the Subaru Lineup, receives an all-new design, improved performance, enhanced safety features, and updated multimedia technology.
Featuring a sharper design than before, the 2024 Subaru Impreza is powered by a smoother and quieter 2.0-liter 4-cylinder direct-injection Boxer engine producing 152 hp.
Meanwhile, the new RS variant comes standard with a 2.5-litre Boxer engine producing 182 hp. Both variants get a lineartronic CVT in America.
Complementing the engine is a revised Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that promises to offer a faster response time, more agile handling and better cornering. The model also gets a dual-pinion electronic power steering rack which offers more direct and natural steering feel and greater responsiveness.
The Subaru Global Platform for the Impreza has been enhanced with a full inner frame construction combined with additional structural adhesive and higher rigidity of suspension attachments.
In addition, a dual-pinion electronic power steering rack has enhanced the Impreza’s driving dynamics. Also new is the Subaru Starlink 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system which is available for the first time on Impreza.
There is also the Safety and Security Connected Services which include remote lock/unlock, remote horn and lights and remote vehicle locator.
Speaking of safety, standard features include a new generation EyeSight Driver Assist Technology with a wider field of view and updated control software which can respond more quickly to situations such as a bicycle crossing in front of the vehicle’s path. The cabin also benefits from a set of new, more supportive front seat design.
The addition of an electric brake booster enables quicker deceleration when Automatic Emergency Braking is activated. Also standard is the Rear Seat Reminder designed to help prevent child entrapment by alerting the driver to check the rear seat before exiting the vehicle.
As mentioned above, there will be an RS variant of the Subaru Impreza this time around in America. Features that are unique to this version include the aforementioned 2.5-litre Boxer engine, RS badging on the front doors and rear hatch, 18-inch alloy wheels in dark gray finish, black front grille, side spoilers and side mirrors, carbon fiber interior trim accents, as well as sport front seats in black cloth with red cloth bolsters.
The RS also includes an upgraded leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, as well as a Harman Kardon 10-speaker system, Power Moonroof, and 10-way power front driver seat.