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New Subaru Impreza to be presented at Frankfurt Motor Show

There's great news for Subaru Impreza fans - the new model will be officially presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Subaru has confirmed the car will be made in European spec.

A new model has been on sale in the US for some time now, but only in American specification.

Subaru bosses have been a bit coy over a European launch until now.

Subaru's trademark boxer engines will continue, but in modified form.

The good news is that permanent four-wheel drive remains as standard on all models.

The new car, a five-door hatchback, will have a 25mm longer wheelbase, with additional body rigidity and a 5mm lower centre of gravity.

These developments, combined, should improve handling and all-round driveability. There is also much change to the cabin, with a new fascia and two screens in the centre of the dashboard - one for navigation and one for phone ­connectivity.

All models have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities.

On top of all that, there is an Eyesight Driver Assist system that uses cameras to monitor the road for hazards.

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