For the fourth generation, this appearance package was renamed the XV (Crosstrek in North America), and is sold internationally. [36], It is a limited (300 units) version of the Impreza WRX STI sedan for the Japanese market. ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 2017 AS BEST-EVER SALES MONTH; SETS BEST-EVER YEARLY SALES RECORD", "Subaru U.S. Media Center - SUBARU OF AMERICA CELEBRATES A DECADE OF YEARLY SALES RECORDS WITH BEST-EVER DECEMBER", "Subaru U.S. Media Center - SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. However, instead of the third generation where it was badged the Impreza XV or the Outback Sport, it is now called the Subaru XV globally. One of the upgrades was a highly-tuned turbocharged engine which provided 250 bhp. In North America, it was named the Subaru XV Crosstrek until 2015 when it was changed to Subaru Crosstrek. There was also an optional Prodrive suspension pack. Subaru Impreza WRX STI foto's ... AutoWeek Top 50: Subaru Impreza GT Turbo (555) ... Subaru presenteert WRX STi Limited Edition. For Subaru fans, the absolute pinnacle of the manufacturer’s history is this, the WRX STi 22B. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. (STi prepped Subaru rally cars since 1988 including the Legacy RS, the WRX STi Version was just the first car with an actual STi badge, though with handcrafted tuning). 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[29], It is a limited (300 units) version of the Impreza WRX STI sedan for the Japanese market. The wagon made up approximately 50 percent of US WRX and WRX STI sales.[48]. The weight of the car also has been reduced and gives the WRX a 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) time of 5.8 seconds. The seller acquired it shortly thereafter, and the car now shows 165,500 kilometers (~103k miles). Another way to determine the version of a WRX was to look at the chassis code. In Japan it was called Impreza Retna. During assembly, a WRX Type R chassis was taken off the line. This model debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The basic road car for the racing version was the Impreza WRX 4WD saloon with 2-liter turbocharged twin-cam boxer engine. It was offered in either a five-speed manual, or 4 speed automatic. Racing version of Impreza was based on Impreza WRX road car. However, the entire front end bodywork plus the rear quarter panels were unique to the WRX. Released to the United States market for the 2008 model year, the model range consists of the 2.5i, the turbocharged WRX, and the Outback Sport that Subaru marketed as a separate model line. It is powered by a 276bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine, with all-wheel drive via a five-speed manual transmission. Power was enhanced from 240 to 260 bhp and the weight was increased by 30 kg. Prior to the introduction of the Impreza into World Rally Championship racing in 1993, the Subaru World Rally Team had fielded its larger mid-size Legacy. In Australia, the WRX is available as a sedan or hatchback. North American models are produced for the first time at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana, while the Crosstrek continues to be produced in Japan. De Impreza is er als sedan, hatchback en stationwagon en is eigenlijk een auto in de compacte middenklasse, die ideaal te gebruiken is als gezinsauto. Subaru Impreza 2.0 gt turbo awd 555 Blauw. Some competing compact sedans such as the Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra are sold with optional engines offering 200 hp or more. The cross member, suspension and power steering were also improved for better handling and body rigidity. October 1993 was also the start of production of the hatchback version, with 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp). The 22B was used to commemorate both Subaru's 40th anniversary as well as the third consecutive manufacturer's title for Subaru in the FIA World Rally Championship. The answer was the introduction of a new boxer engine with revised camshafts and a different compression ratio. To celebrate the return of British driver Richard Burns to the rally team, a limited edition of 444 Turbo 2000 "RB5" models in gray were created in 1999 for the UK. Released in March 2000, they were taken from the STI Type R lines and used for the P1. Sales began in several European countries from early 2009, with the 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine of 112 kW (150 hp). It was mechanically the same to the WRX but had a curb weight nudge to 1,240 kg (2,734 lb). The car was decked with nearly every single part from the STI catalogue. An estimated 10,000 Type R models were produced for the Japanese Domestic Market. 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. This car is considered the inspiration for the Subaru Forester. The EJ255 engine received an output boost to 198 kW (265 hp) and 331 N⋅m (244 lb⋅ft) of torque by swapping the previous TD04 turbocharger to an IHI VF52. In Europe, the Subaru Impreza GT's (Turbo 2000 in UK) interior was updated to leather. This generation also saw the discontinuation of the wagon, replaced by a new 5-door hatchback body style. The cars featured an active four-wheel drive system, incorporating an electronically-controlled front differential. The 2.5RS also featured several external cues from its overseas brethren such as hood vents, a hood scoop, and a rally-inspired rear spoiler. It includes a Cosworth-tuned version of the standard STI engine rated at 400 PS (294 kW; 395 hp),[28] an upper mesh grille with piano black finish on the top frame, modified front bumper with "Cosworth" emblem on the lower mesh grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, lip front spoiler, rear waist spoiler, Bilstein struts, Eibach springs, AP Racing's larger diameter ventilated front brakes with six-piston calipers, Recaro leather seats with "Cosworth" label, piano black center console panel, "Cosworth"-badged floor mats. Subaru’s longstanding partner Prodrive developed a racing car according to Group A regulations, and it was the first rally car with active differentials. The suspension has been set up for better comfort, while Active Torque Vectoring in some models improves dynamics. A 2019 iSeeCars study named the Impreza as the lowest-depreciating sedan in the United States after five years.[2]. The car has a unique hood, front and rear fenders, a WRC-inspired front bumper and a unique adjustable rear wing. 2000 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Sport Wagon LIMITED EDITION For Sale Key facts • Number 132 of 500 made • 44754 miles • Original book pack with stamped service history The STi Version 6 STi 555 V-Limited Sports Wagon is possibly the most desirable of all the 5 door Imprezas. In 1997, the FIA replaced Group A cars with the newly introduced formula World Rally Cars. Subaru adopted the name "WRX" to stand for "World Rally eXperimental" as all WRX versions (1992 to present) feature rally inspired technology, including all wheel drive, stiffened suspensions and turbocharged four cylinder engines. The WRX V-Limited was restricted to 1000 units, with a serial number allocated to each car, printed on the aluminium plaque. It is a version of the WRX STI with a five-speed semi-automatic, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifter. Zowel geschikt om een lange afstand af te leggen op hoge snelheid, als met Subaru unveiled the fifth generation 2017 model year Impreza sedan and hatchback at the New York International Auto Show in March 2016. Tokyo 2019: Subaru WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition on display – limited to 555 units; 308 PS and 422 Nm In Cars , International News , Subaru / By Gerard Lye / … [22], It is a limited (300 units) version of the Impreza WRX STI hatchback for the Japanese market, with a new set of coilovers with retuned springs and shocks, thicker front and rear anti-roll bars, 18-inch aluminum wheels, white body colour, black lip spoiler, Recaro leather seats with red stitching, a commemorative plaque on the center console, new set of door sills.[23]. After the retirement of the factory team from competition, new generations of Impreza were used, and still are, by numerous privateers all over the world in production classes. Sport versions had alloy wheels, and a 2.0-liter engine only. At the American MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards, the Impreza won the Best Sport Sedan in 2002 and the Best Performance Car in 2004. The European GT model received further upgrades in the form of more parts from the STI range. Learn why the Impreza is more than a car, it's a Subaru. For the STI, the power stayed the same as the previous version but the engine layout and design was made cleaner and was dubbed as the "Boxer Phase 2" engine. However, in Singapore and Thailand, the Impreza 1.5 R, 2.0 R, and 2.5 WRX are also offered as four-door sedan. Minimum ground clearance is 220 mm (8.7 in) and like its predecessor, matte black cladding has been added to each side to add a "rugged flavor", creating "a dynamic form expressing all the enjoyment to be expected from a crossover vehicle". Further changes in 2010 for year model 2011 saw the WRX gain the wide-body shell from the STI, as well as the addition of quad muffler tips with diffuser. [11] Another 24 were produced for export markets—16 for the UK, along with another 5 for Australia, and 3 prototypes. Japanese dealers retailed the hatchback initially, with the sedan body variant arriving in autumn 2008 as the Impreza Anesis. [7] According to a Motor Trend article written March 1992 on page 26, the name of Subaru's new compact was, initially, to be called the Loyale, displaying an official photograph of the four-door sedan. Two Subaru traditions were discontinued with the new model: the parking light switch atop the steering column is no longer present, and for the first time the windows have frames to improve noise, vibration, and harshness levels. In addition to the regular models, Subaru also offered the Impreza Sport Hatchback in the Premium and Limited trim levels. Evening all, Hopefully going to look at a wrx sti version 2 555 in the next week or so. There is no change in the mechanical specifications. Impreza was 160mm shorter than Legacy, with a 60mm shorter wheelbase. The interior is colored blue on the seat inserts and carpeting. Turbocharged versions of the 2.0- and 2.5-liter engines were offered in the WRX and WRX STI models. This 2000 Subaru Impreza P1 Limited Edition is a highly collectable modern classic that was treated to a comprehensive restoration and rebuild three years ago, and which now features a range of subtle upgrades. Exterior cosmetic changes included the 2008 WRX Premium aero package, STi spoiler (Hatchback only), updated grill with WRX badge, and darker Gunmetal colored wheels as standard equipment. The most noticeable feature on the STI sedan is a large rear spoiler. Below is a list of championships won. The "Phase 2" engine now fitted developed 160 kW (218 PS; 215 bhp), an increase of 5 kW (7 PS; 7 bhp) over the previous model. New recruit for the following season, 1990 and 1992 World Champion, Carlos Sainz brought the Impreza its inaugural victory on the 1994 Acropolis Rally. According to Subaru, their configuration of the engine inline with the transmission minimizes body roll due to the lower center of gravity compared with offset engines in most other vehicles. Because 50 22Bs had already been imported privately into the UK, Subaru had to wait until 1999 to register the 16 officially imported cars under the VCA's Single Vehicle Approval scheme. Built to celebrate Colin McRae’s WRC title hat-trick and also to ring in Subaru’s 40 th anniversary in true style, the 22B was essentially a road-going version of the Impreza 555 rally car, with a widened body to accommodate a larger track. This 1995 Subaru Impreza 555 Edition was imported from Japan to Canada in 2010 by Right Hand Drive Toronto. The "Cosworth WRX STI CS400" was announced in late May 2010. They are versions of the Impreza WRX STI for the UK market, with specific tuning by Prodrive. 1:18. Model Variant Model Year Dates of Manufacture Applied Model Code Limited Edition? Possum Bourne won the Silverstone Race to the Sky in 2001. Larger in size compared to the previous iteration, the sedan increased its width by 40 millimetres (1.6 in), while the wagon notably increased by just 5 millimetres (0.2 in)—placing the two variants in different Japanese classification categories. Close ratio transmission is anticipated race use, the gap between each gear is brought closer together and a specific close ratio transmission is used. As with the previous generation Impreza, Subaru's Symmetrical AWD is standard in all markets except Japan, where it is optional. Live in the moment while Subaru covers your back with safety innovations including EyeSight® Driver Assist * EyeSight® Driver Assist technology standard on Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L AWD, 2.0i Premium AWD and 2.0i-S AWD variants only. [15] The 3rd generation of the high performance WRX STI debuted in October 2007. However, the regular 330S model did enter production as the "WRX STI Type UK". [71] Other teams entering the GTS category of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge season, the 1998 Japanese Touring Car Championship and the 2016 TCR International Series. Gereden: Subaru Impreza. 1:43. In the Japanese domestic market the range comprised the 1.5-liter 15S, plus the 2.0-liter 20S and turbocharged S-GT, both using the 2.0-liter engine. [10] The 1999 model featured several changes: the newly designed "Phase II" SOHC version of the same 2.5-liter engine featured a slightly higher peak torque by 5 N⋅m (3.7 lb⋅ft), the wheels turned to a standard silver, the interior got an update, and the exterior became visually similar to the Japanese model with an updated front bumper borrowed from the Japanese Version 5 Impreza WRX STI. The STI (3,395 lbs) is heavier than the WRX (3,174- 3,240 lbs depending on trim) due to a more robust transmission, rear differential and other chassis reinforcements. Based on the Impreza WRX STI, the model utilised technology developed through STI's participation in the 24 Hours Nürburgring Race to the full. Subaru discontinued the Gravel Express when the second generation Impreza was introduced due to very limited sales. Colloquially, the car is sometimes referred to as Scooby.[1]. The basic model had little more than cosmetic differences, but most had the WR Sport Performance Pack, an option consisting of a new ECU and exhaust for 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) and 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) torque. The North American model Impreza Limited is also offered with a power driver's seat for the first time in the model's history. Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1995 #5 Sainz C. - Moya L. Night version. Safety of the car has been increased with range wide inclusion of electronic stability control as standard in many markets. Subaru IMPREZA IMPREZA. Price: US $67.69. Search new and used cars, research vehicle models, and compare cars, all online at carmax.com 95% of this new Impreza is all-new compared to the fourth generation. The WRX design received minimal mechanical changes, but a WRX V-Limited Edition was introduced to celebrate the success of the Impreza WRC car in the FIA WRC. The vehicles were unveiled at the British Motor Show. In April 2010, a modified third generation WRX STI driven by Tommi Mäkinen set a lap time of 7:55 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which is a record for a 4-door car. 3.5 out of 5 … Nobushige Kumakubo won the 2006 D1 Grand Prix season using a rear-wheel drive Impreza GDB. The ra model chassis code between GC8-(000000 to 005000) are only sold to the race team by order. Also, there are still several teams using Subaru models in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. (<- leather was an option and there was no such thing as an EU spec STi.). Subaru Impreza. North American markets never received the WRX version of the first generation Impreza. Impreza debuted at 1993 1000 Lakes Rally and Ari Vatanen immediately scored podium. The first STi was known simply as "WRX STi version", with 100 per month were produced starting from February 1994. Japan models went on sale on 20 December 2011. a choice of four-door sedan (as Impreza G4) or five-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). This limited edition Subaru was an S-series Impreza based on the WRX STi. The 22 referred to the 2.2-liter displacement and the B was thought to be for the Bilstein suspension. In Japan, there was a Version of the WRX Sports Wagon with Outback trim, a bull bar and tailgate mounted spare wheel called the "Impreza Gravel Express". The wheels were increased in size from the standard WRX Type R STI Version from 16- to 17-inches and the clutch was upgraded to a sintered twin clutch with a ceramic disk. As a result, the car could achieve exceptional vehicle maneuverability, which made the car react smoothly to the driver's intention.[26]. no accident and no repair car with the engine being overhauled at 95,000km and overhauled by TODA Racing. SIA also produces the North American-market Subaru Outback and Subaru Legacy, and will produce the three-row Ascent crossover previewed by the Viziv 7 concept from the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in 2018. In response to criticism that the third generation WRX suspension is too soft, and needing to keep on par with rival car companies new releases, Subaru issued several changes in 2008 for the 2009 model year, known in the UK as the WRX-S. All the major teams were getting around 300 bhp from their 2-liter engines. In 2010, SRRT campaigns a Subaru Impreza WRX STI in the Grand Sport class. WRX models featured a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine until 2005, after which they switched to the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. [32], It is a version of the Japanese model of the Subaru Impreza (4th Gen) G4 2.0i-S with: STI Front Under Spoiler, STI Sport Muffler (Prototype), STI Side Under Spoiler (Prototype), STI Flexible Tower Bar, STI Rear Trunk Spoiler (Prototype), STI Low Down Spring (Prototype), STI Skirt Lip, STI 18-inch Aluminum Wheel, (Prototype), STI Shift Knob – CVT (Prototype), STI Stainless Steel Mesh Brake Hose (Prototype). Subaru debuted the turbocharged WRX performance variant of the third generation series alongside the mainstream naturally aspirated models on 2 April 2007. Learn more about Price, Engine Type, MPG, and complete safety and warranty information. The third generation high-performance WRX variants continued in production until new versions were released in early 2014. The hood-scoop found on the American Outback Sport was non-functional but was probably included because the American and Japanese versions were built at the same factory in Japan. It is now almost exactly the same dimensions as the first and second Subaru Legacy (1990–1999). Search from 5603 Used Subaru Impreza cars for sale, including a 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Hatchback, a 2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited Hatchback, and a 2020 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited Hatchback. According to Subaru, demand from customers in the Japanese domestic market switching from other brands was notable, representing 51% of all orders, indicating that the Impreza was attracting a wider range of customers there. From shop StudioKCHshop. In May 2012, Subaru Rally Team USA announced that a new rallycross team, Subaru Puma Rallycross Team USA will participate in the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship season with Dave Mirra, Bucky Lasek, and Sverre Isachsen. When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US crash-tested the five-door Impreza, the organization granted the Impreza the highest ranking available. For 2009, a new 2.5i GT trim arrived to the market with the turbocharged 167 kW; 227 PS (224 hp) engine from the 2008 model WRX (this 2009 WRX received a boost in power). Subaru Impreza MY99 WRX Type RA Limited Subaru Impreza MY99 WRX Type RA Limited. An electric sunroof, leather upholstery, satellite navigation, and BBS wheels are standard on the spec.R, while Recaro seats are optional. This led to the car now achieving a 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 4.7 seconds, as tested by Car and Driver. Subaru Impreza 555. This page was set up to show off our limited edition Subaru Impreza 555 and to give you some info on the Subaru Impreza STi in general. Subaru later decided to emphasize all-wheel drive in North America, making it standard on every Impreza (and Legacy) from 1997 onwards. GC8F47D. The 16 cars imported to the UK were modified by Prodrive, with longer gear ratios, and UK specification lights. Trim package included base 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, and 2.0i Limited.[41][42][43]. Trade Seller (10) The Impreza brought Subaru three consecutive WRC constructors' titles (1995–1997, the latter season the first for the newly introduced World Rally Car class) and a driver's championship for McRae in 1995, the late Richard Burns in 2001, and the Norwegian, Petter Solberg in 2003. However it also has the normal ground clearance, unlike the new XV. Edmunds has a detailed expert review of the 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5 i Special Edition Sedan. The 555 edition road cars looked like racing Imprezas and after Subaru World Rally Team and Colin McRae clinched the world titles, that car became one of the most popular road-legal sports cars in the world and it was sold out quickly. There were 1000 WRX Type RA STI Version 5 Limited cars and each had a four-month waiting period.