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Subaru confirms six-speed Impreza diesel

Date: 05 August 2008


Subaru has confirmed a diesel version of the Impreza will be available from early 2009.

The Impreza will come with the same well-received 150PS 2.0-litre engine featured in the diesel Legacy launched earlier this year, and which is also heading for the Forester 4x4 this autumn.

The Impreza diesel will be available with the Forester's six-speed gearbox rather than the five-speed version used in the Legacy.

Subaru has not ruled out a more sporty Prodrive version of the diesel Impreza, with a spokesman saying: "It is fairly obvious that it's something worth looking at." However, there are no definite plans yet.

Subaru unveiled a 255PS Impreza WRX S at the London motor show, which will sit between the standard 230PS WRX and the 330PS WRX STi in the Impreza range.

It will cost £22,495.