Subaru Impreza Fourth generation
|Also called||Subaru XV|
|Body style||4–door sedan 5–door hatchback|
|Engine||1.6 L H4 (gasoline) 2.0 L H4 (gasoline) 2.0 L H4 (t/c diesel)|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 6-speed manual CVT automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,644 mm (104.1 in) XV: 2,635 mm (103.7 in)|
|Length||Sedan: 4,580 mm (180.3 in) Hatchback: 4,414 mm (173.8 in)|
|Width||1,740 mm (68.5 in) XV: 1,750 mm (68.9 in)|
|Height||1,465 mm (57.7 in) XV: 1,570 mm (61.8 in)|
|Curb weight||1,320 kg (2,910 lb)|
US models went on sale as 2012 model year vehicle. Early models include a choice of 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback body, 2.0-liter DOHC (148 hp) engine, 5-Speed manual or Lineartronic CVT with paddle shifting 6-speed manual mode. Trim package included base 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, and 2.0i Limited.
Japan models went on sale in 2011-12-20 at Subaru dealerships. Early models include a choice of 4-door sedan (as Impreza G4) or 5-door hatchback body (as Impreza Sport), 1.6-liter DOHC FB16 (1.6i, 1.6i-L) or 2.0-liter DOHC FB20 (2.0i, 2.0i EyeSight, 2.0i-S, 2.0i-S EyeSight), five-speed manual or Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Remaining nearly the same size as the previous series, the new car is lighter and more fuel efficient, plus is claimed to be better packaged. The 2012 Impreza received longer wheelbase that provides more interior room. The Impreza hatchback rear head- and legroom is impressive; two adults can ride in the back of the Impreza with comfort. In the hatchback, the rear 65/35 split seatbacks fold down, offering 52.4 cu. ft. of cargo space.
Higher quality materials are fitted throughout the interior, and due to its larger exterior dimensions as defined by Japanese government regulations, the Impreza is an upmarket product in Japan. It is now almost exactly the same dimensions as the first and second Subaru Legacy (1990-1999).
The third generation high-performance WRX variants will continue on in production until new versions will be released in early 2014.
In addition to the regular models, Subaru also offered the Impreza Sport Hatchback in the Premium and Limited trim levels. The so-called American Impreza Sport (not to be confused with the JDM regular hatchback with the same name) has the rugged style with side spoilers, roof rack, different style alloys, and availability of two-tone colors. However it also has the normal ground clearance, unlike the new XV. For the Premium model grade, buyers can choose 5 speed manual or Lineartronic CVT, while the Limited is only come with CVT.
EyeSight consists of two cameras with one on each side of the interior rear view mirror, that use human like stereoscopic vision to judge distances and generally keep tabs on the driver. The system can help maintain a safe distance on the highway, a lane departure warning system, a wake up call when traffic lights change, and even keeps an eye out for pedestrians. Autonomous cruise control system has been integrated into the EyeSight feature as a driver safety aid. This feature is initially available only in Japan, but was expanded to US models of other vehicles, beginning with 2013 Legacy and Outback models.
Subaru demonstrated the Subaru XV concept vehicle in 2011. Based on a raised suspension version of Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback, the XV concept offered aluminum alloy wheels with silver spokes, black rims and clear blue center caps; Electro Yellowgreen body colour, silvery white leather interior upholstery at seats, mesh in selected interior areas with yellowgreen piping, multifunction display with navigation, car audio, and vehicle information in the center panel; EyeSight driving assist with LCD monitor between the two combination meters and stereo cameras, 2.0-liter four cylinder Horizontally-Opposed DOHC engine, Lineartronic CVT, 245/45 ZR19 tires. The vehicle was unveiled in Auto Shanghai 2011.
The production version of the XV was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and later in 20th Indonesia International Motor Show.
Badged Impreza XV in Japan, this model went on sale in Japan on 2012-10-05. Early models include a 2.0-liter BOXER engine, Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Early European models include a choice of 1.6-litre petrol, 2.0-litre petrol, 2.0-litre Diesel engines; 5-speed manual (1.6 petrol), 6-speed manual (2.0 petrol, 2.0 Diesel), Lineartronic CVT (1.6 petrol, 2.0 petrol) transmission; idle engine start stop (standard in petrol engine models, optional in Diesel engine models).
In North America, the XV is sold as the Subaru XV Crosstrek and was unveiled in 2012 New York International Auto Show. The US model went on sale in 2012 as 2013 model year vehicle. Early models include a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine, five-speed manual or available second-generation Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
The Subaru XV Sport Concept (2013) is a version of Subaru XV with Front Bumper (Prototype), Bilstein Suspension (Prototype), LED Driving Lights (Prototype), STI Flexible Tower Bar (Prototype), Side Under Spoiler (Prototype), STI Sport Muffler (Prototype), Fender Arch Protector (Prototype), Enkei Designed 17-inch Aluminum Wheels (Prototype), Recaro Front Seat (Prototype), Brembo Brake & Drilled Rotor (Prototype). The vehicle was unveiled in Tokyo Auto Salon 2013.
The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid (2013) is a version of Subaru XV Crosstrek with permanent magnet AC synchronous motor rated 15 PS (11 kW; 15 hp) and 65 N·m (48 lb·ft), Lineartronic CVT transmission, Nickel hydride batteries, 225/55 R17 tires. The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 New York International Auto Show.
Production of Subaru XV began at Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn. Bhd (TCMA) in Malaysia was set to began in January 2013, with annual production of 5000 units. Production began in 2012-12-20.