Subaru launches new Impreza boxer diesel


SUBARU HAS introduced its new boxer diesel engine to its Impreza range. It joins diesel versions of the Legacy, Outback and Forester already on sale.

The new diesel Impreza features a 2-litre 150bhp turbocharged diesel engine combined with a six-speed manual transmission and the Japanese firm's all-wheel-drive system.

Three versions are on offer: a standard TD model, an S version and an RS.

The entry-level model manages 0-100km/h in 8.6 seconds and has emissions of 152 g/km while the other two have a time of nine seconds and 155g/km in emissions.

Both fall into Band C for tax purposes and come with an annual road tax of €302.

Prices start at €21,495 with standard features including alloys, cruise control and fully automatic air-con. The S and RS versions add a 10-speaker sound system and xenon headlights.