Subaru is introducing an all-new Impreza for 2012, and the good news is the base price remains the same as the outgoing 2011 model. A four door 2.0i with a 5-speed manual will start at $17,495USD. A new CVT equipped car will add an additional $1,000, while the same car in 5-door hatchback form will add another $500. Buyers can upgrade to Premium and Limited models in both body styles, while Sport Premium (available in 5-spd and CVT) and Sport Limited (CVT only) models are restricted to the five door topping out at $22,595. Options such as moonroof, alloy wheels, all-weather package and navigation can be bought separate or grouped together. Conspicuous by its absence is the availability of an Outback model.
The 2012 Impreza is endowed with an all-new 2.0L boxer four rated at 148hp, and as before, all Imprezas will be equipped with all wheel drive. EPA gas mileage is rated at 27/36 MPG when equipped with the CVT, and Subaru boasts this makes the Impreza the most fuel efficient all-wheel drive car in North America. Expect the new Impreza to hit the showroom floor this November. For enthusiasts hankering for the more powerful WRX and WRX STI versions, watch this space as we promise to keep you updated as soon as we get more details.