Sunday, March 23, 2014
Subaru Launches Most Affordable Impreza Yet: 2.0i CVT at P 1,128,000
The compact car war is certainly heating up this 2014 as Subaru distributor, Motor Image Pilipinas launches its most affordable Impreza yet, the 2.0i. Priced at just P 1,128,000, the 2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i comes equipped with the company’s efficient and responsive Lineartronic CVT as standard. It replaces the even more expensive 2.0i M/T that cost P 30,000 more. It’s also cheaper than the previous generation (GH7) Impreza’s automatic transmission that would have been P 60,000 more.
And yet, a glance at the 2014 Impreza 2.0i spec sheet reveals even more technology for the price.
From the outside, the 2014 Impreza 2.0i comes equipped with HID headlights with pop-up washers (the previous model had halogens), front and rear fog lamps, and 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55R16 tires. Inside, the 2.0i receives automatic climate control with an anti-dust filter along with steering wheel-mounted controls for the audio and standard Bluetooth hands-free. The Impreza 2.0i also comes with USB audio input, multi-function display, and 60/40 split-folding seats.
Shunning the manual transmission for Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT, the Impreza 2.0i is equipped with the next-generation FB20 horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder Boxer engine. With 150 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque, the 2.0i promises to be both responsive and fuel efficient. The Impreza’s all-around independent suspension with front MacPherson Struts and rear Double Wishbones promises exhilarating and responsive handling. And like before, the Impreza 2.0i comes with six airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, and Vehicle Dynamics Control or VDC.
The introduction of the 2.0i CVT means that the Impreza comes in two flavors: the P 1,128,000 2.0i and the P 1,298,000 2.0i-S which get more luxury and convenience features such as 17-inch alloys, sunroof, leather seats, and dual zone climate control among others.
The all-new 2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i comes with a 3-year/60,000 kilometer warranty and is available at all Subaru dealerships nationwide: Greenhills, Global City, Alabang, Batangas, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao.