The new Subaru Impreza has been launched in Japan, and we now know that the JDM market only gets the hatchback. Apparently the sedan is exclusively for the US market only, though I am sure some units will somehow find it’s way here into Malaysia.
An all-new third generation chassis is not all that’s new with the Impreza – the WRX suffix has now been dropped from the 2.0 litre turbocharged Impreza (the US market gets a 2.5 litre turbo). Subaru has decided to keep the WRX name for STi models only.
This “warm” 250 horsepower Subaru Impreza variant will be called the Subaru Impreza S-GT instead. To get something with the WRX badge on it, you now have to go for the WRX STi, expected to come with more than 300 horses on top.
More photos of the 2008 Subaru Impreza Version 10