Subaru Impreza: what to expect from the Australian range

The new generation 2024 Subaru Impreza has been confirmed for the Australian market and expressions of interest are open – it’s just a matter of arrival.

Little has been detailed on what to expect for the Australian market in terms of variant lineup and pricing, although we have received some guidance.

Subaru Australia recently confirmed that the new Impreza will offer a new 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and wireless phone charging.

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In addition, the latest EyeSight suite of driver assistance systems and the brand’s signature all-wheel drive system will be standard.

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news from us? Not really – the related Crosstrek offers the same thing and was detailed months ago ahead of an Australian arrival in the coming month.

But the brand’s home in Japan perhaps gives us a clearer picture of what to expect from the local lineup.

A range of three different trim levels will be offered in the Japanese market, with both regular petrol and e-boxer hybrid powertrains being offered depending on the trim level.

Front- and all-wheel drive are also available in the Japanese domestic market – although most of Subaru’s products in export regions are only available with AWD.

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There are three different trim levels in Japan – ST, ST-G and ST-H – which match the outgoing trim line in Australia, which includes the 2.0iL, 2.0i Premium and 2.0iS versions.

All versions came with LED headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels, while the mid- and up-spec models get a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the 11.6-inch portrait touchscreen – the latter of which should be standard in Australia.

Flagship models in Japan also get a premium full-LED headlight with adaptive beam and cornering lights.

The Japanese ST-G and ST-H are equipped as standard with the 2.0-liter e-boxer hybrid powertrain, which replaces the base model’s 2.0-liter four-stroke naturally aspirated engine with a 10 kW/65 Nm -Electric motor and 4.8 Ah lithium combined battery.

Subaru Australia hasn’t confirmed if the 2024 model will be the first Impreza to offer hybrid powertrain, as both the Crosstrek and larger Forester offer e-boxer variants.

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As already mentioned, both 2.0-liter petrol engines and 2.0-liter e-boxer hybrid drives are available abroad.

The standard petrol engine develops 113 kW (6000 rpm) and 193 Nm (4000 rpm), while the hybrid setup produces slightly less – 107 kW (6000 rpm) and 188 Nm (4000 rpm).

Both engines are combined with a CVT automatic. The petrol gets eight virtual ratios compared to the hybrid’s seven; although we assume the e-motor replacement as the starting gear.

Subaru’s Japanese website does not provide fuel consumption figures, but for heavier Crosstrek 2.0 AWD models, 7.2 l/100 km is used in the ADR cycle, while hybrids use 6.5 l/100 km.

A 2.5-litre engine is available in North America, although this is unlikely to be offered by Japanese production, as US-spec models are assembled at the brand’s Lafayette facility in Indiana.

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Given that the new Impreza will be marketed by the Australian branch as a 2024 model, expect the new small car to launch sometime in the second half of this year.

The outgoing range was a fairly value-oriented option, starting at $26,490 and finishing at $32,790 despite standard four-wheel drive.

Expect a small price hike for the new range compared to the outgoing model. The Crosstrek was up $1800-$3000 on most variants, so we’d expect the same for the related Impreza. We anticipate a price range of just under $30,000 to just under $40,000.

Should the local arm of the brand be able to secure the Impreza Hybrid for Australia, it would be one of the few electrified offerings in its class. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid basically has the segment all to itself, with the Mazda 3 M Hybrid due to exit soon and the Hyundai i30 Hybrid Sedan arriving later in the year.

Stay tuned to CarExpert for the latest and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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James Brien

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