Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

Starting from the version 9, Subaru's new Impreza is changing from the sedan towards the hatchback format. The 2011 model is a face-lift of the hatchback format introduced from year 2008 onwards.

While in my opinion it looks much better in it's traditional sedan format, the new look may settle in and become Subaru's iconic feature after some time, as have so many initial "unconventional" introductions by other automotive companies. 

Sporting the traditional 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER®4-cylinder engine, it pumps out 265hp+. Overlooking the horsepower, the main draw is the torque; the engine puts out 331Nm of peak torque thanks to its turbocharged 2.5L 4 cylinder engine. With this amount of torque, it claims to be able to achieve 0-100km in a mere 4.7 to 5.4 seconds.  All this power is fully synchronized with a 5-speed manual transmission featuring Incline Start Assist. The 2011 Subaru Impreza is also offered with an optional 4-speed electronic direct-control transmission. Starting at $25,495 for the Impreza WRX 4-door and 5-door model and $33,995 for the 2011 WRX STI 4-door , it cost roughly RM 80,000 to RM106,000 depending on specifications PRETAX. The pricing range is similar to that of an Proton Inspira.  However, after tax it would be too exorbitant to mention.

One major plus to the 2011 WRX is the new wide-body traditionally found on STi's.