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Subaru Impreza 2024: new small car to arrive in Australia this December


The sixth-generation car is set to feature a larger touchscreen and possibly a hybrid option, but the sedan body style has been dropped from the lineup

Subaru Australia has announced it will open the orders books for its sixth-generation Impreza small car in September this year, before the vehicle is set to arrive around December – just in time for Christmas. 

A pre-production prototype was shown off at Subaru’s 50th Anniversary in Australia with the Impreza following the recent introduction of the closely related Crosstrek.

While specification is yet to be confirmed, the Subaru hatchback is very likely to mirror some of the specifications of the 2024 North American car.

The new Subaru Impreza was displayed at Subaru’s 50th Anniversary in Australia. Pictured: a pre-production model

We’ve previously reported on the upcoming Subaru Impreza, and it is expected that the sixth-generation car sees improvements made to infotainment, technology and driving dynamics. 

A hybrid option could also feature for the first time, utilising technologies shared with the mild-hybrid Subaru Crosstrek.   

The Subaru Impreza goes head to head with the likes of the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30 and the Mazda 3 locally. 

The upcoming Subaru Impreza is set to go on sale in SeptemberPictured: a pre-production model

Further information is set to be unveiled closer to the hatch’s full Australian reveal. 

What to expect from the next Subaru Impreza

Looking at the 2024 Subaru Impreza, it’s likely that the Australian-spec cars will feature the new 11.6-inch touchscreen now also found in the current Subaru Crosstrek and Subaru Outback. This unit is able to run wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

2024 Subaru Impreza driving front 3/4
The Impreza is likely to be powered by the same engine as the CrosstrekPictured: a pre-production model

The new Impreza for Australia is likely to run a 2.0-litre flat-four engine that produces 115kW/196Nm – much like the Crosstrek, and is likely to not receive the more powerful RS-spec 2.5-litre unit which produces 135kW/241Nm

In typical Subaru fashion, a CVT automatic transmission will feature. 

2024 Subaru Impreza front 3/4
Australia is unlikely to receive the larger and more powerful 2.5-litre engine

Standard equipment based on the Sport-level guise available in the USA includes:

  • 11.6-inch centre touchscreen
  • Six speaker sound system
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive 
  • Independent suspension front and rear 
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit
  • LED headlights and foglights 
  • Roof spoiler 
  • Manually adjustable front seats 
  • Cloth upholstery 
  • Keyless access 
  • USB-C and USB-A ports

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