Friday, March 11, 2016

The all-new Subaru Impreza will debut at the upcoming 2016 New York International Auto Show!

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturing conglomerate behind the Subaru brand of vehicles, has announced that the global debut of the all-new Subaru Impreza will happen at the upcoming 2016 New York International Auto Show which will be held at the Javits Convention Center on March 25 to April 3.

The all-new Subaru Impreza is the first model to make use of the new Subaru Global Platform which will be used for the Japanese carmaker's next-generation vehicles.

Designed to be in use up to 2025, the Subaru Global Platform was designed to give the carmaker its biggest-ever enhancement in overall vehicle performance. The rigidity of its chassis and body, for example, have been increased from 70% to 100% percent over current models which not only improves the car's handling that FHI claims is comparable to that of a high-performance sports car but also suppresses noise and vibration. Substantial improvements have also been done to its suspension system to give the vehicle a lower center of gravity by 5mm. Vehicle body roll has also been reduced by 50% in comparison to current models by mounting the rear stabilizer directly to the body.

The biggest feature though of the Subaru Global Platform is that it is adaptable to use not just gasoline engines but hybrid powertrains, plug-in hybrids, electric, "and other types of alternative power units."

"The Subaru Global Platform lifts Subaru’s automotive technology to new heights, and marks the next step in the evolution of 'Enjoyment and Peace of Mind,' the value that Subaru offers to its customers," said FHI President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga in a statement. "This new platform represents the culmination of the know-how we have developed over many years, and we are confident that it will allow us to produce vehicles that live up to our proud traditions and meet the high expectations customers have of Subaru. We continue to work on designing ever-more attractive vehicles that offer the customer both enjoyment and peace of mind."

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