Subaru Impreza
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Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza
Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza is a compact car that was first launched by Subaru in 1993. The name Impreza is a created word that was derived from an Italian word, impresa, which means feat or achievement. Additionally, in Polish, Impreza means event or show. The trim levels offered were the LX, the GL and the Sport. LX models were front-wheel drive, and were powered by a 1.6-litre engine and came in four-door only. The GL trim levels were either front-wheel drive or four-wheel-drive; however, cars launched in 1993 had a choice of either a 1.6 or a 1.8 engine. The 1.6 was available with the 2WD and the 1.8 was only offered as a 4WD version. Introduced in November 1992, the Impreza was offered in either front wheel drive or all wheel drive and as a four-door sedan or a five-door station wagon. By late 1995, a two-door coupe was also offered. From 1996 onward, the 1.6 and 1.8 versions were dropped, and replaced by a 2.0-litre engine. The Sport versions on the other hand had alloy wheels, and a 2.0-liter engine only. The Impreza, like many of the Subaru-built cars, was equipped with a flat engine, which is a distinguishing Subaru characteristic. Initially the engine choices were a 1.6, a 1.8 and a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine. The basic turbocharged motor, the EJ20, produced from 240 to 280PS in the Japanese market depending on model and year. Outside of Japan, the turbocharged model was initially rated at 208 hp and marketed as the 2.0 Turbo, the 2.0 GT, the 2.0 GT Turbo or the 2.0 WRX. However, the North American markets never received a turbocharged version of the first generation Impreza, so do not look for that in the marketplace because it never existed. Subaru did not have a performance image in North America, so they initially offered the Impreza with just the 1.8L engine only.

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