Subaru has been seeing record sales numbers in North America and Australia thanks to the new 2017 Impreza. Europe could be next on that list once the Impreza sedan and 5-Door compact makes their European debut at the 67th Frankfurt Motor Show taking place this fall.
Calling the 2017 Impreza an important model to the manufacturer is an understatement. It is the first model built on the new Subaru Global Platform that’s designed to better disperse energy in a crash and accommodate gasoline, hybrid, and electric drivetrains.
Once released in Europe, the Impreza sedan and 5-Door could prove to be a hit with millennials with a lower center of gravity (by 5mm), improved handling and agility, increase in steering response, hazard avoidance and better driving comfort.
If that doesn’t seal the deal, perhaps the standard EyeSight driver assist technology will impress potential buyers. The package features Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, plus a Lane Keep Assist function.
Included in its already impressive resume are the scores it received from crash safety evaluations in Japan (JNCAP), the U.S. (IIHS) and Australia (ANCAP). Not only did it pass the tests, the Impreza was given the highest safety scores possible across the board.
Available engine options have not yet been announced for the European Impreza, so we may have to wait until September 16 to find out.