Subaru's Impreza 2.0D has joined earlier models Legacy, Forester and Outback in offering its customers the turbocharged Boxer engine.
Powered by the 150 horsepower Boxer Diesel engine, the Japanese car maker's new model touches a top speed of 127mph and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62mph in 9.0 seconds. With 47.9mpg on the combined cycle, it has the potential to clock about 670 miles on a full tank.
Despite the focus on economy, the Impreza offers flexibility and good throttle response. The turbodiesel car's six-speed manual gearbox combined with all-wheel drive deliver 258lb/ft of peak torque between 1,800 and 2,400 rpm.
The Impreza also sports several features of Subaru's standard equipment such as climate control air conditioning, Xenon headlamps with pop-up washers, four power windows, 6CD autochanger, front foglamps, heated front seats and cruise control, and adjustable, electrically heated large door mirrors.
Subaru offers the new model in two grades - the RC and RX. The on-road price of the former is £20,000. The RX model, at £22,255 offers keyless smart entry, an electric sunroof, rear privacy glass, full leather trim and electric adjustment of the driver's seat.
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