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Subaru Impreza 2023: front end spotted in sneak peek of Toyota Corolla rival


Crosstrek styling comes to the hatch that’s set to be revealed this week at the LA Auto Show

Fresh off the back of a teaser image showing the silhouette of the new Impreza, Subaru has given us the first glimpse of the front end of its sixth-generation Impreza. 

The image released by Subaru shows an Impreza wearing an all-new front fascia, one that’s similar to what we’ve already seen on the Crosstrek which is set to replace the XV nameplate in Australia. 

In Australia, the current Impreza has been on sale since 2016, where it has gone up against rivals such as the Hyundai i30, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda 3

Subaru Impreza 2023 teaser
Subaru’s first teaser of the next-generation Impreza

Subaru has confirmed that this new Impreza will be unveiled in full on Friday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. 

Australian availability of this new model is still up in the air, but Subaru Australia’s Adriana Saviane told Chasing Cars that we can expect to hear more about the Impreza’s local future on Friday. 

What’s different about the next-generation Subaru Impreza?

It was clear from the silhouette image that the Impreza was remaining as a hatch, but it’s very likely that it will come in sedan form as well, like the current model. 

We can expect the majority of changes to show on the exterior, with the updated front fascia giving us a glimpse of the “strong” aesthetic it’s expected to wear.

The fifth-generation Impreza has been on sale since 2016

What will power the next-generation Subaru Impreza? 

As standard, we can expect this new Impreza to be powered by a 2.0-litre petrol boxer engine that’s paired with a CVT and an all-wheel drive system. 

Considering that the Crosstrek has been confirmed to get hybrid power in Australia, we can also expect the next-generation Impreza to follow in its footsteps. 

Subaru Impreza hatch 2020 boxer engine
The 2.0-litre boxer engine in the current Subaru Impreza

In this case, it would benefit from the e-Boxer hybrid engine combining a 110kW/196Nm petrol engine with a 12.3kW/66Nm electric motor with lithium-ion battery. 

Reports out of Japan have pointed to the Impreza receiving an updated e-Boxer engine that is said to have improved fuel efficiency and driving performance when compared to the existing model.

There’s also speculation surrounding a smaller 1.5-litre turbo engine making its way into the new Impreza, which would give Australian buyers even more options. 

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