Technical measures for the EA 189 diesel engines affected presented to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority

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  • Next step in solving the NOx exhaust emissions issue in Europe
  • Minor hardware measures for the 1.6 TDI engines
  • 2.0 TDI engines only need a software update
  • Target: no adverse effects on fuel consumption and performance

Wolfsburg, November 25, 2015 – The clarification and solution of the diesel issue is progressing. The Volkswagen Group has presented specific technical measures for the EA 189 engines affected with a displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres to the Federal Motor Transport Authority. This means that correction measures have been fixed for the majority of the vehicles affected. In the development of the solutions, the focus was on maximum customer-friendliness. After implementation of the technical measures, the vehicles will comply with the applicable emissions standards. The final technical solution for the DB2015AU014341.2-litre diesel engine will be presented to the Federal Motor Transport Authority at the end of the month and is expected to comprise a software update.

The technical measures developed for the EA 189 diesel engines affected have been presented to the Federal Motor Transport Authority. Following an intensive examination, these measures have been ratified by the Federal Motor Transport Authority. This means that there is now clarity regarding the correction of the irregularities for the majority of vehicles affected.

  • A “flow transformer” will be fitted directly in front of the air mass sensor on the 1.6-litre EA 189 engine. This is a mesh that calms the swirled air flow in front of the air mass sensor and will thus decisively improve the measuring accuracy of the air mass sensor. The air mass sensor determines the current air mass throughput, which is a very important parameter for the engine management for an optimum combustion process. In addition, a software update will be performed on this engine. The time needed for the implementation of the technical measures is expected to be less than one hour.
  • The 2.0 litre engines will get a software update. The pure labour time for this measure will be around half an hour.

Thanks to advances in engine development and improved simulation of currents inside complex air intake systems, in combination with software optimisation geared towards this, it has been possible to produce a relatively simple and customer-friendly measure.

The objective for the development of the technical measures  is still to achieve the applicable emission targets in each case without any adverse effects on the engine output, fuel consumption and performance. However, as all model variants first have to be measured, the achievement of these targets cannot yet be finally confirmed.

Based on these technical measures accepted by the Federal Motor Transport Authority, the necessary service concepts are currently being developed for the EU28 markets concerned . The aim is to implement the required technical update in the first vehicles during a recall from January 2016. According to the current assessment, all measures in the course of the recall for all engine variants will extend over the whole calendar year 2016.

Volkswagen will ensure that the time needed to implement the technical measures is as short as possible for all customers. In addition, Volkswagen will contact all customers and endeavour to consider individual customer needs during the implementation of these measures to avoid any disadvantages for the customer such as possible curbing of their mobility. In connection with this, the Volkswagen brand will thus ensure that all customers are offered appropriate replacement mobility options free of charge.

For example, since the beginning of October, all Volkswagen customers have been able to check for themselves whether their vehicle is affected by the diesel issue. At every customer can enter their vehicle identification number to obtain clear information.

With these defined measures, technical solutions are already available for the majority of all Group models affected in Europe with EA 189 engines. At the end of this month, corresponding measures will be presented to the Federal Motor Transport Authority for the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder diesel engine as well.

Based on the approach of the Volkswagen brand, the Group’s other brands – Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – are also planning corresponding measures for their affected vehicles.

In addition, until 31 December 2016, Volkswagen AG is expressly forgoing the right to plea on the grounds of statutes of limitations in respect of any warranty or guarantee claims due to the software installed in vehicles with EA 189 engines, as long as the rights to make any such claims have not already expired. Volkswagen customers will therefore not be disadvantaged by any waiting.

One thing is certain: the vehicles remain technically safe and can therefore be driven on public roads without any limitation.

NB: The information in this press release does not refer to products and services from the Volkswagen Group of America or Volkswagen Canada.

Introducing The New Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint: An Italian Icon Reborn


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  • New Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint introduced to Australian line-up
  • Powered by a 110kW 1.4 MultiAir Turbo Petrol engine for the first time, and paired with a six-speed manual
  • Capable of a 8.2sec 0-100km/h sprint, and a top speed of 210km/h
  • Efficient performance: Giulietta Sprint sips just 5.7L/100km (combined)
  • Exclusive features include bespoke “Sprint” badges, “Sprint” logos embroidered in the headrests, sporty detailing and unique 17-inch wheels
  • Limited edition available now, priced at just $31,000 (MSRP)

November 24, 2015: More than 60 years after the launch of the original Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint – a car famed for both its stunning looks and accessibility – the iconic nameplate is back for 2015.

FCA Australia has announced the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint will join the local line-up, offering Alfa Romeo buyers a modern take on an Italian classic, and a vehicle with the style, street presence and performance expected of this legendary name plate.

Like the original Giulietta Sprint, the new version is also powered by an engine of less than 1,400cc in capacity, but for 2015 it is equipped with MultiAir valve management and an intercooled turbocharger to boost its power output to more than twice that of the original Sprint’s 1.3-litre twin-cam engine.

The new 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol engine produces 110kW and 250Nm of torque, and can propel the new Giulietta Sprint from 0-100km/h in just 8.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 210km/h, while its combined-cycle fuel efficiency figure is just 5.7L/100km, and its CO2 emissions are just 131g/km.

Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Progression, the new Sprint also comes equipped with a number of other unique features, including new 17-inch, five-hole design alloy wheels; special badging on the front fender; carbon-effect door panels and dashboard surround; a sports, leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching and new seats with cloth and Alcantara-upholstery, red stitching and “Sprint” logo embroidered into the headrests. Sprint enhancements also include sports rear bumper side skirts and dark-tinted windows.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint in available in limited numbers now, and is priced at just $31,000 (MSRP).

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Standard Equipment:

  • New 17-inch, five-hole alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres
  • Cloth & Alcantara seats with “Sprint” logo, height adjustable on driver’s side
  • Alfa D.N.A. (Vehicle’s dynamic control switch)
  • Uconnect five-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, voice commands, SMS reader, USB port, music streaming and six speakers
  • Black window surrounds and dark-tinted windows
  • Darkened headlight surrounds and front fog lamps with dark anthracite bezels
  • Dark Anthracite exterior finishing on the grille, mirrors and door handles
  • Air-conditioning
  • LED Daytime Running Lights and LED rear light clusters
  • Electric windows front and rear plus electrically heated and adjustable body-coloured mirrors
  • Rear spoiler and Sports rear diffuser with oversized exhaust trim
  • Body-coloured bumpers and side skirts
  • Sports instruments with white illumination, multifunctional display and trip computer
  • Carbon effect dashboard and door panels plus darkened interior headlining
  • Sports leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching and remote controls
  • Floor mats with red stitching
  • ABS, ASR, EBD, EBA + Hill Holder, Tyre pressure monitoring system and Electronic Q2 differential
  • 6 Airbags – driver, passenger, front side & window with front passenger deactivation
  • Remote central locking with deadlocks, immobiliser and alarm
  • Sprint badge


Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 1.4 MultiAir 110kW


Layout, cylinders, capacity

In-line transverse 4-cyl  1,368cc

Bore × stroke


Compression ratio


Max power

110kW @ 5,500 rpm

Peak torque

250Nm at 2,500 rpm

Timing system (control)

Toothed belt, hydraulic tappets, MultiAir intake system


MPFI turbo-charging, MultiAir direct valve control system, intercooler



Fuel tank

60 litres


Drive, Gearbox

Front, Manual six-speed


Kerb weight

1,290 kg

Max. towable braked/unbraked

500 / 1,300 kg


Top speed



8.2 seconds


Urban cycle MPG

7.6 L/100km

Extra-urban cycle

4.6 L/100km

Combined cycle

5.7 L/100km


CO2 (Certification)

131 g/km (Euro 6)

Navara: Nissan’s work ute, anyway you want it

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We drove the $44,000 RX Dual Cab (drive away NSW) and quite liked it. It drives like a truck, but then of course it is a truck. It fits no less than 20 moving boxes in the back, has room for 5 chaps, and feels like it will climb walls in a single leap.

The range is dizzying. There are tray backs, pickups, king cabs, single cabs and dual cabs in a 2 and 4 wheel drive configuration. Add to that, a 122kw petrol, a single-turbo 120kw diesel and a 140kw twin turbo diesel, in 4 spec levels, and you’ve got a ute for all occasions.

We dabbled in the muddy waters of entry level motoring for this story. Our booking showed the shiny range-topping ST-X, but we came over all soporific at the RX 4WD Dual Cab we were given instead. It had steel wheels, something I hadn’t seen since the Keating administration. It lingers somewhere-ish near the bottom of the range. Once I recovered, I realised that of course this is the car a real tradie would buy. This is the car that gets paint splodged over it, and has big steel tool boxes welded into its tray. This is the real deal.

2015 Nissan NP300 Navara ST gaycarboysThe small niggles I have mainly related to the absence of a rear camera and sensors. Equipped with a tow bar, the degree of difficulty for parking goes stratospheric. All of this goes away on the top model which has smart leather seats and a better infotainment system which includes the cameras and sensors. For a 44 grand car it wouldn’t have killed Nissan to bung in a beeper surely?

Even with steel wheels the Navara looks good. It has the Tonka-toy look I like. It reminds me of my honorary nephew’s tiny-car collection. He has things that pull apart and make other things. It appeals to a 9yo in the same way a big butch pick-up appeals to a blokey-bloke. In a way, the Navara is very much like those toys, in so far as bits are added in different ways at the factory. The basic chassis is a ladder to which everything attaches. The wheels, engine and fuel tank are all mounted to ladder chassis. They do this with some commercial vehicles because there is an inherent toughness in a ladder. Most other passenger vehicles have a unibody which means the chassis and body are the same thing. Take the doors, bonnet and boot off and there you have you chassis, more or less. But I digress….

The cabin is quiet and fairly comfy. It is brilliant on the highway because with 7 speeds, the auto has the engine barely ticking over at 100kph. The upper models benefit from a twin turbo which smooths out some of the lag. Put your foot down at lights and she has a bit of a think before taking off like a scalded cat. As annoying as that can be, you learn to live with it. Even with a single turbo oil-burner under the bonnet, there feels to be plenty of “power”. I say “power” because what most people think of as “power” is actually the torque. The ability of an engine to get a car off the mark is thanks to the amount of torque it has. It’s what helps 4WD cars to crawl over rocks at very low revs, and the 4WD Navara would certainly do that. We don’t do off-road testing as a rule and for good reason: unless you’re well versed in the vexing perils lying in wait, that’s all best left to the experts.

The specs show an electric sliding window at the rear of the cabin too. This is handy for the budget minded who might invest in a canopy. A canopy is usually fiberglass and has a lockable rear door turning the humble tradie’s ute into an uber-SUV.

The Navara is a handful in close quarters, but once on the move is agile and feels svelter than her ample proportions would have you believe. In city traffic you have plenty poke for maneuvering, but you have to resist the urge to dart in and out of traffic. One thing Navara is not is a sports car. She needs consideration when changing lanes, and a very wide birth when parking.

NP300 Navara ST-X gaycarboysThe towing capacity is dependent on the load in the tray and there is a formula for total load which is best kept to if you don’t want to finish up in the shrubbery. We tried several different ways of using the cargo space and apart from the moving boxes, there was a bike and some light shopping. The bike was secured with an Occy strap, which is also what we use to for a milk crate. The milk crate comes in handy for shopping that won’t fit in the cabin. You strap the milk crate to the car and put you Coles bags in that. Unless you have a tarp or other such cover, passers-by will be able to see what’s in it of course. Whether or not they take things is another matter.

We’ve driven several Pick-ups in recent years, and the experience varies greatly between brands and trim levels. Some drive a little more like cars and have nicer cabins and accessories. Navara fits somewhere in-between. The drive isn’t quite as good as a Hilux for example, but the cabin is nicer than a Colorado. Mitsubishi’s Triton has nicer seats and of course, because Carplay is now found in Pajero, one assumes will be in Triton soon.

Comparing pick-ups isn’t as easy as comparing hatches or sporty coupes. Tradies have a huge choice and for those wanting just a basic ute, perhaps a 2 wheel drive version for the mid-twenties is fine. After all, a ute is just for carrying tools to bang things in with, or, for carting heavy material about the place in safety. Some tradies want a dual purpose ride, for work and play. They may want 4WD for difficult work sites but they might want to do a spot of camping, and who doesn’t want to do a spot of camping?

I’m not going to make a buy recommendation because I would never be in the market for a vehicle like this. From now on I shall leave it to those expert such things. Big butch SUVs and pickups are specific to a market. Those in that market can decide for themselves what features they want. All I ask is that I am allowed to be there to watch. Oh, did I say that out loud?

Price: Approx $44,000 drive away NSW

Engine: 120kw/403 (single)turbo diesel, 6.6 l/100k

Trans: 6sp man/7sp auto

NOTE: there are more engine options. For all engine and trim options and their prices, visit

Triple podium for Scott McLaughlin and Volvo at Phillip Island

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Scott McLaughlin claimed a triple podium finish for Volvo Polestar Racing at the Phillip Island Super Sprint.

”It has been an awesome weekend. Our pace has been great and this is really something for us to build on ahead of 2016,” said McLaughlin.

McLaughlin qualified on pole position for the second race and was entangled in a fight for the lead in all three races with Red Bull Racing team mates Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup.

The first race saw the Kiwi young-gun take third position, behind Lowndes and Whincup. In race two McLaughlin took second place in the Volvo S60 crossing the line just 1.3 seconds behind reigning champion Whincup.

McLaughlin started from fourth position on the grid for the final race. Making a strong start he claimed the lead not long into the race putting the Volvo eight seconds clear of Lowndes Red Bull Holden. A delay in the final pit stop however saw him dropping one place to Lowndes, taking the chequered flag just two seconds behind the triple eight car.

”I got an awesome start for once and got up the outside of a few other guys. I was able to put a lot of pressure on Mark Winterbottom and we jumped him in the stop. I led the second stint the whole time. Unfortunately we are a fair way down the back of the pit lane and Tander was coming in when I was on my way out. I had to wait for him, it is a tough gig and I feel that probably ruined my race. But overall an awesome day and it is good to have some proper pace,” said McLaughlin.

David Wall had a strong final race at Phillip Island, climbing eight positions from his grid position to finish 15th.

”Finally something that was a bit better. The car was really good in the race, looked after its tyres really well. In general, the strategy was really good. Big thanks to the team, if we had qualified a bit further up it would have been a different story,” said Wall.
The triple podium from the weekend has elevated McLaughlin to eighth position in the drivers’ championship ahead of the final race weekend of 2015 at the Sydney 500 in December.

Phillip Island 400 – V8 Supercars
Circuit: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Length: 4445 m
Lap record (V8SC): 1:32.0246, Jamie Whincup, 2013

Race 31 – Top 5

1 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 14 laps
2 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +1.0388
3 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +1.7996
4 Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +9.0226
5 James Moffat Nissan Altima +9.2834

23 David Wall Volvo S60 +33.9214

Race 32 – Top 5
1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 14 laps
2 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +1.2981
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +2.0816
4 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +8.5779
5 David Reynolds Ford Falcon +9.2197

23 David Wall Volvo S60 +26.2117

Race 33 – Top 5
1 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 45 laps
2 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +1.9700
3 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +12.6114
4 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +12.8931
5 Todd Kelly Nissan Altima +28.6863

15 David Wall Volvo S60 +56.9465

Championship Standings – Top 5
1 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 3007 points
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 2828 (-179)
3 David Reynolds Ford Falcon 2688 (-319)
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 2459 (-548)
5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 2442 (-565)

8 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 2057 (-950)
24 David Wall Volvo S60 1016 (-1991)

ll-new 2016 Kia Optima and Sorento win ‘International Car of The Year’ Awards

2016 Optima SXL 2.0 turbo


  • Kia brand wins Road & Travel Magazine’s International Car of the Year (ICOTY) Awards for fourth consecutive year
  • Optima claims the International Car of the Year (ICOTY) award for second time in four years
  • Sorento wins International SUV of the year award for the first time

(SEOUL) November 19, 2015 – In conjunction with the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) has named the 2016 Kia Optima as its International Car of the Year. RTM jurors praised the all-new edition of Kia’s perennial best-seller for its aggressive design, long list of available features, impressive powertrain options and great value. RTM also named the 2016 Sorento its International SUV of the Year. The Sorento garnered acclaim for its combination of premium interior amenities, extensive safety features and all-wheel drive capability. Together, the awards propelled Kia to an extraordinary fourth consecutive win of the prestigious ICOTY brand award. The ICOTY jurors honoured Kia’s K900 (also known as Quoris in some markets) luxury sedan in 2015, the Cadenza premium sedan in 2014, and the previous-generation Optima in 2013.

“The Optima and Sorento are two of Kia’s best-selling vehicles and both were instrumental in the transformation of the brand,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. “To win the prestigious ICOTY award four years in a row, with two models winning their categories this year, is a clear indication that our products continue to offer a world-class balance of design, amenities, craftsmanship, safety and value for today’s savvy consumers.”

2015 marks the 20th anniversary for RTM’s annual “Of the Year” judging, which includes three awards: International Car, International SUV, and International Family Vehicle of the Year. In addition to product attributes such as style, comfort and performance, award criteria also factor in how well each brand connects emotionally with consumers through its marketing efforts. The winner is chosen by the ICOTY jury, which consists of nationally renowned automotive journalists from respected publications such as Consumer Guide® Automotive, MSN Autos, New Car News Syndicate and RTM.

“We’ve never had one brand win this award four years in a row, but Kia has done it. It goes to show just how exceptional the new Kia models are, providing clear direction of where the Kia brand is headed,” said Courtney Caldwell, editor-in-chief of Road & Travel Magazine.  “We are near speechless at the level of progress the Kia brand has made in spite of the stiff competition. It is without a doubt the brand that gets the most ‘wows’ from our staff and is truly an industry success story that we can relate to in many ways.”

New Fiat 124 Spider Revives Legendary Nameplate with Iconic Italian Styling and Dynamic Driving Experience

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider

  • Fiat 124 Spider returns nearly 50 years after original introduction
  • Revival of roadster continues expansion of FIAT brand
  • Iconic Italian style with modern adaptation of original Spider legend
  • Powered by turbocharged MultiAir 1.4-litre engine for 119kW and 250Nm, available with manual or automatic transmission
  • Available with an array of safety and security features, plus technologies for added comfort and convenience


November 18, 2015: The new Fiat 124 Spider revives the iconic nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation.

Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the new Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

“It’s a hugely exciting time for the Fiat brand both in Australia and globally, with some incredible vehicles joining the line-up,” said FCA Australia President and CEO, Pat Dougherty.

“As we prepare to launch the Fiat 500X in Australia, our Italian colleagues have revealed the next evolution of one of motoring’s most storied nameplates, the Fiat 124 Spider. When Italian design is applied to a two-seat sports car, the result was always going to be special, and the new Fiat 124 Spider doesn’t disappoint.

“And the most exciting part is that this is only the beginning of the Fiat 124 Spider story.”

Engaging driving dynamics through thoughtful engineering

In North America, the Fiat 124 Spider is available with the proven 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers 160 horsepower (119kW) and 184 lb.-ft. (250Nm) of torque, and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is light and responsive with the use of an electric power assist (dual pinion) system.

The steering and suspension setup, lightweight frame, balanced weight distribution and turbocharged engine combine for a dynamic driving experience. Noise vibration and harshness (NVH) enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, also help to deliver a refined, quiet ride.

For an open-air driving experience, the Fiat 124 Spider’s soft convertible top is easy to operate and requires minimal force, much like the original Spider’s top.

Loaded with safety, security and technology features

The all-new roadster is available with an array of safety and security features, including adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and ParkView reversing camera. A high-strength body helps to dissipate energy while optimizing occupant protection.

The Fiat 124 Spider is also available with technology features for added comfort and convenience, including the Fiat Connect 7.0 system with 7-inch touchscreen display, multimedia control, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats and Keyless Enter ‘n Go.

A Bose premium sound system with nine speakers, including dual headrest speakers, is also available for superior sound quality even with the top down.

Design pays homage to past with modern interpretation of styling cues

The all-new Fiat 124 Spider, designed at Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today.

The 2017 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful bodyside, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio. Features like the hexagonal upper grille and grille pattern, “power domes” on the front hood and sharp horizontal rear lamps call to mind details of the historic Spider.

The interior is crafted and designed to focus on the occupants, with premium soft-touch materials throughout. Ergonomics were applied to emphasize the driving experience and ensure easy operation of the steering wheel, pedals and shifter while driving.

The Fiat 124 Spider is available in two trim levels: Classica and Lusso. Each model is available in six exterior paint colours, including Rosso Passione (Red Clear Coat), Bianco Gelato (White Clear Coat), Nero Cinema (Jet Black Metallic), Grigio Argento (Gray Metallic), Grigio Moda (Dark Gray Metallic) and Bronzo Magnetico (Bronze Metallic). The Lusso (“Luxury”) model is also available in tri-coat Bianco Perla (Crystal White Pearl).

Special edition gives enthusiasts the chance to own one of the first
Fiat 124 Spiders

To celebrate the return of the classic nameplate, the first 124 vehicles will be offered as a limited-edition Prima Edizione Lusso, as shown at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Each will be individually numbered with a commemorative badge and available in exclusive Azzurro Italia (Blue) exterior paint with premium leather seats in Saddle.

Owners who purchase a Prima Edizione will also receive limited-edition items, including wearables and a poster. For more information about ordering a Fiat 124 Spider Prima Edizione, interested customers can sign up for updates at

Impreza Sedan Concept premieres in Los Angeles

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Subaru today premiered its second Impreza concept in quick succession, unveiling the sedan version at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

It follows the Impreza hatch concept unveil at last month’s Tokyo Motor Show.

The sedan previews themes for the next-generation Impreza, which will be the first of Subaru’s next-generation strategic vehicles envisioned in manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries Mid-Term Management Vision “Prominence 2020”, announced in May 2014.

Positioned as an entry model in the Subaru line-up, Impreza sedan concept’s compact body features a blend of bold expressions of Subaru’s dynamic and solid design elements and a quality feel beyond its class.

It hints at the design direction not only of next Impreza, but of Subaru’s future models generally.

Outside, dynamism is enhanced by the character lines of the compact sedan, which also achieves excellent aerodynamic performance.

The concept features a new colour, Ruby Red Metallic, expressing a sporty and energetic character. Glossy black accents add to the concept’s quality feel.

The low and wide stance adds to the sporty impression, underlined by the classic Subaru hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights.

The rear combination lights share the same motif as the headlights.

Main Specifications
Body size (overall length × width × height): 4555 × 1880 × 1453 mm
Wheelbase: 2670 mm
Tire size: 235/40 R19
Seating capacity: five people