2015 Impreza continues its fun-to-drive lineage, while boasting
remarkable versatility, safety, comfort and fuel economy with a
standard PZEV engine.
Subaru's advanced active safety system, EyeSight, is available for the
first time on Impreza models.
Technology improvements include a standard MediaHub with Bluetooth, iPod
and USB connectivity, audio integration, a 6.2-inch colour touch screen
and Subaru's exclusive STARLINK system.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. is excited
to announce the release of the new 2015 Subaru Impreza this fall, which
features new exterior and interior styling, enhanced infotainment
systems, more standard features, improved fuel economy and the
availability of Subaru's advanced driver assist system, EyeSight.
Available in sedan and hatchback variations, the new 2015 Subaru
Impreza elevates its longstanding qualities of being extremely capable,
versatile, fun-to-drive, safe and fuel efficient in the compact segment
to new heights.
The 2015 Subaru Impreza continues to be offered with standard
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a 5-speed manual transmission and
available Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). New to
the Impreza model lineup is the addition of available active safety,
with Subaru's EyeSight driver-assisted safety system being offered on
the compact vehicle for the very first time.
Standard safety equipment on all 2015 Impreza models is a newly added
backup camera, front dual-stage airbags, driver knee airbag, front seat
side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.
The current fourth generation Subaru Impreza (excluding WRX and WRX STI
models) has been an annual Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Building on a
solid foundation, the 2015 Impreza now has the addition of the EyeSight
system available on the optional Technology Package, which also
includes a proximity key with push button start and steering responsive
fog lights. The EyeSight system integrates Adaptive Cruise Control,
Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning by utilizing
Subaru-developed stereo camera technology. The active safety technology
continues to receive praise throughout the industry and is one of the
highest-rated front crash prevention system by the IIHS. Based on
previous results of Subaru vehicles with this system present, the 2015
Impreza is projected to achieve an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ accreditation.
Fun, yet efficient
The Impreza has always been offered in a variety of styles and trims and
one thing remains as a constant - it has always been fun to drive. The
2015 Subaru Impreza retains that quality and ups the ante, taking fuel
efficiency to the next level while remaining to be an all-road and
all-weather capable, all-wheel drive, dynamic driving compact car.
New for the 2015 model year, all Subaru Impreza will be equipped with
Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle (PZEV) rated 2.0-litre SUBARU BOXER
engines that are more fuel efficient and better for the environment.
PZEV equipped vehicles produce zero evaporative emissions, offering
extremely clean emissions and make the most of every drop of fuel.
Capable of achieving 8.5 L/100 km in the city and 6.4 L/100 km on the
highway, the 2015 Subaru Impreza promises to be one of the most fuel
efficient compact cars in the segment, especially when noting its
All-Wheel Drive drivetrain compared to the competition.
Designed to impress
The 2015 Subaru Impreza exterior design has been refreshed. Most
notably, the front fascia now welcomes a new chrome grille, fog light
design and 2015 WRX-style side view mirrors, while the 4-Door sedan
also adds a revised rear bumper look and standard spoiler. New 16-inch
alloy wheels are available on Touring Package trims, and a high luster
17-inch wheel is new on Limited Package versions.
Inside, Subaru has significantly upgraded all infotainment features in
the 2015 Impreza. The Impreza system provides AM/FM stereo with
SiriusXM satellite radio, Radio Data Broadcast System, in-dash CD
player, 6.2-inch multi-function touchscreen display, Subaru STARLINK
connectivity with Aha smartphone integration, rear-view camera,
Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod
control capabilities, a USB port and an auxiliary input jack.
The upgraded system in Impreza Limited Package trims adds a 7-inch
touchscreen navigation unit that offers swipe and scrolling gestures,
similar to smartphones and tablets, as well as voice-activated SMS text
messaging and iTunes tagging capabilities. An integrated voice command
system accepts natural language and phrases and also operates the
dual-zone automatic climate control system.
Whether you're driving a 4-Door or 5-Door Impreza, thoughtful interior
designs allow for passenger and cargo areas to work together in unison
towards efficient space management. The Impreza's considerable cargo
capacity is furthered with flat folding 60/40 split rear seats. The
4-Door sedan offers the security of a spacious, separate trunk, with
the capabilities to fold the rear seats flat to extend the cargo
capacity even further. The 5-Door provides large and versatile cargo
capabilities with its proficient rear gate opening which makes loading
items easy. All 2015 Subaru Impreza models receive an upgraded seat
fabric, shift boot cover and redesigned centre console that integrates
the new colour multi-function touchscreen displays.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Subaru Impreza models outfitted with a 5-speed manual transmission are
connected to a viscous-coupling limited-slip centre differential that
provides near neutral handling and maximum control for the driver.
Impreza models equipped with Subaru's Lineartronic CVT gain a newly
refined version of the Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD.
Increasing the fun-to-drive quotient, the CVT has pre-programmed
stepped shifting, making the vehicle feel even sportier and providing
an impression of gear ratios. An electronically managed continuously
variable transfer clutch actively controls torque distribution in
response to driving conditions and wheel slippage. The system can send
additional torque to the rear wheels either proactively or in response
to slippage at the front wheels. Taking input from acceleration,
steering angle and yaw rate sensors, Active Torque Split AWD optimizes
traction and steering response when accelerating through turns and
curves, particularly when the road surface is slippery.
Changing the way people think of a compact car
These updates combine to create the best Subaru Impreza yet. The 2015
Subaru Impreza truly is a more capable, safer, flexible, dynamic and
fuel efficient compact vehicle than ever before.
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more
information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca or follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter.
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