Subaru Impreza 2018 Changes The Body

Up until the start of this current model year, Subaru imported all their vehicles direct from Japan, but they realised they needed to make the move to full-time manufacturing within the U.S., so for the 2018 Subaru Impreza (just like 2017 model year), it was built in Lafayette, IN. at their new production facility. A smart move.

The 2017 model year Impreza was an all new vehicle, so it’s doubtful that we’ll see much happening on the design front for the 2018 model, but there will be some minor changes.

The main rivals for Impreza are Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Ford Focus.

2018 Subaru Impreza Release date

Going on previous years, Subaru always launch the vehicle in the fall. So if the past is anything to go by, we think that the 2018 Subaru Impreza will be in the showrooms in the fall of 2017.

2018 Subaru Impreza Price

Subaru haven’t announced anything official yet, but a few of the dealers say that there will be some price increase, although not significant. Current models start at just over $19,000 with delivery, so expect the new Impreza to start in the region of just over $20,000 with delivery.

2018 Subaru Impreza Redesign and Changes

Not much is going to change with this next model, certainly in the looks department at least. Expect to see minor redesign on the easy bits; grille, lights and bumpers, but that will be about it.

The base 2.0 liter motor has been tweaked, Subaru say that this is for improved power and economy, but a 4 BHP increase isn’t engineering, that’s just the difference between dyno’ing the car on a warm or cold day.

However, economy is pretty good, Subaru reckon that you can get up to 38 MPG on the highway.

2018 Subaru Impreza Equipment

The main updates will center around the equipment fitted; an updated Starlink system gives smartphone integration, with Aha Infotainment, Pandora and iHeart Radio, Bluetooth hands free connectivity, iPod Control, iTunes Tagging and USB port.

The updated Eyesight safety system will give you Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alerts (with an option for auto braking when backing up), Steering Responsive Headlights and High Beam Assist, all supposedly as standard.

Finally, the one change that is significant but that you won’t see (or feel) is the new common platform, the 2018 Impreza is the first model to use it and it will run through the model range as Subaru gets to full working capacity in their new plant.

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2017-02-13 by Luke Widmeyer