The model year 2015 Subaru Impreza update has touched down in Australia, bringing revised prices, added features, and tweaked styling.
Starting with the styling, all models receive a new front grille, headlights, and reshaped fog light clusters. The interior has been revised as well, with an all-new infotainment system and finer changes to improve overall quality.
The lineup now consists of the 2.0i and the 2.0i Premium, and 2.0i-S. The mid-spec 2.0i-L has been dropped and basically replaced by the Premium. However, the Premium comes with more equipment, including a leather trim and steering wheel, a reverse camera and fog lights.
Perhaps the biggest change to the new model is the pricing. Thanks to the Free Trade Agreement with Japan earlier this year, prices have been reduced. However, Subaru Australia has been able to lower prices even further for the facelifted model.
The entry-level 2.0i has dropped $1000 since December, before the trade agreement, while the top-spec 2.0i-S drops by $3590 since December. The mid-spec Premium undercuts the outgoing 2.0i-L price by more than $2000. Nick Senior, Subaru managing director, said,
We expect the 2.0i Premium to become our new volume model. It includes a host of additional equipment at an extremely competitive price. There are few small car alternatives that have leather at such an attractive price.
Pricing for the new range is as follows. Some prices are drive-away (RDP) and others are manufacturer list prices (MLP) that do not include on-road costs, as indicated.
2015 Impreza 2.0i six-speed manual – $22,990 (RDP)
2015 Impreza 2.0i Lineartronic CVT auto – $24,990 (RDP)
2015 Impreza 2.0i Premium six-speed manual – $21,400 (MLP)
2015 Impreza 2.0i Premium Lineartronic CVT auto – $23,400 (MLP)
2015 Impreza 2.0i-S Lineartronic CVT auto – $27,400 (MLP)