Subaru has just unveiled the 2012 Impreza at the New York Auto Show.

Drawing inspiration from the Legacy, the redesigned model has attractive styling with prominent wheel arches and a steeply raked windscreen. While the car is the same length and width as the outgoing model, Subaru increased the wheelbase by 0.9 inches which results in additional rear seat legroom and added cargo capacity.

Inside, the cabin features an improved design with higher quality materials and metallic accents. All models come nicely equipped, but options include leather upholstery, heated front seats, and GPS navigation.

In the Untied States, power will be provided by a 2.0-liter Boxer engine that develops 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS). It can be paired to a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission which enables the car to have an estimated fuel economy rating of 27 mpg city / 36 mpg highway.

Additional information will be announced closer to launch, so stay tuned for details.

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