LOS ANGELES — Subaru is dropping the Impreza sedan and focusing efforts in the market for entry-level cars with a redesigned 2024 Impreza hatchback, giving the sixth-generation compact improved performance, upgraded safety and infotainment systems and a resurrected hot hatch RS trim level.
The Japanese brand revealed the redesigned 2024 Impreza on Thursday here at the Los Angeles Auto Show, 30 years after introducing the first-generation version at the 1992 show. While the brand will discontinue the four-door Impreza after the 2023 model year, it is bringing back the hot hatch RS trim level for the first time since 2007. A Subaru spokesman said the current hatchback version accounted for 73 percent of Impreza sales so far this year, with the sedan version making up the rest.
The new Impreza will be available in Convenience, Touring, and new RS and Sport-tech trim levels in Canada.
The Convenience and Touring models are powered by a 2.0-litre boxer four-cylinder engine that produces 152 hp and 145 pound-feet of torque, while the RS and Sport-tech models will be powered by a 2.5-litre boxer four-cylinder engine producing 182 hp and 178 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired to a continuously variable transmission.