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2012 Subaru Impreza to Debut at New York Auto Show

Posted: Apr 06, 2011 10:30 a.m.

The current Subaru Impreza has only been with us three years, but it looks like you can expect a redesign for the 2012 model year. “Subaru has plans to reveal the next Impreza at the fast-approaching New York Auto Show,” writes Autoblog. “Ahead of that, the automaker has released a profile shot of the 2012 Impreza.”

One photo isn’t a whole lot to go off of, but the automaker does say that the new Impreza will have a roomier interior and better fuel economy. “The new 2012 Impreza will deliver 36 MPG, the highest fuel economy of any all-wheel drive car on sale in the U.S.,” says Subaru in a press release. “The new design will provide a roomier interior and improved levels of comfort and refinement.”

No word yet on a redesigned Impreza WRX, but the 2012 Impreza will likely carry a new engine under its hood. “The fourth-generation Impreza, which goes on sale later this year in the U.S. as a 2012 model, is expected to feature Subaru's new-generation four-cylinder boxer engine, which will be offered in displacements of 2.0 and 2.5 liters,” says Edmunds. “Subaru said output on the 2.0 engine remains the same, at 146 horsepower, while torque climbs from 141 to 145 pound-feet.”

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