Subaru Canada announces pricing for 2009 Impreza lineup

    Better equipped, and one of the safest vehicles in its class, new pricing
    also makes Impreza an exceptional value.

    TORONTO, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. today announced pricing for
its 2009 lineup of Impreza performance sedans and 5-door models. With a range
of new standard features across the model lineup, a new performance model -
the WRX265, and pricing that's as competitive as Impreza's rally-bred
performance, every vehicle in the 2009 Impreza lineup is a lot of car for the
    Impreza is also the first and only vehicle ever to be named a Top Safety
Pick in the Small Car category by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
(IIHS). In order to be named a Top Pick, vehicles must be equipped with
electronic stability control, which is now standard on every Impreza.

    For 2009, there are enhancements to every Impreza in the lineup. All
prices are for 4-door models with manual transmissions, unless otherwise
    -   The affordable performance of the Impreza 2.5i re-defines the concept
        of "entry level." New standard equipment includes 4-wheel disc
        brakes, Subaru's Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability
        system, an auxiliary input jack and body-coloured door handles. The
        Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the well-equipped
        Impreza 2.5i is $20,995.
    -   The 2.5i may be further equipped with a Sport Package that adds a
        power tilt-and-slide moonroof; Sirius satellite radio, plus a 3-month
        trial subscription; and, for the sedan, a body kit, spoiler and
        exhaust tips. The MSRP of the Impreza 2.5i with the Sport Package is
    -   Subaru offers a choice of two turbocharged Impreza WRX models for
        -   The new entry level Impreza WRX with 224 hp is $30,995, which is
            $2,000 less than last year.
        -   Pricing for the new Impreza WRX265, with a more powerful 265 hp
            engine, new performance suspension, moonroof and much more is
            priced at $33,995.
    -   The flagship of the Impreza lineup-the turbocharged WRX STI-is
        offered solely in the 5-door bodystyle with a 6-speed manual
        transmission. For 2009, the WRX STI, with unique new gunmetal-
        coloured alloy wheels, is now available from $39,995. The new Impreza
        WRX STI Sport Tech Package, with moonroof, BBS wheels, navigation
        system and Bluetooth has an MSRP of $45,995.

    For complete information about model pricing, specifications, Subaru's
award-winning 2.5-litre turbo engine, Symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive,
and the outstanding active and passive safety features that are built into
every vehicle Subaru offers, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Elaine Griffin, (905) 568-4959

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