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10 Innovations in Subaru’s New High-Tech Impreza

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 24, 2016 15:33

10 Innovations in Subaru’s New High-Tech Impreza


The Subaru Impreza was recently heralded for its safety tech, crash results, and all-wheel drive system by Consumer Reports, a team of automotive experts. And now, the 2017 version of the Impreza is here.

Subaru Impreza

The 2017 Subaru Impreza, unveiled at the New York Auto Show, is decked out with semi-autonomous features and other high-tech innovations that weren’t present in the previous year’s model.

Here’s a closer look:

 The Subaru Impreza comes with its standard all-wheel drive and comes with slightly better horsepower than the 2016 version at 152 HP.
The Subaru Impreza comes with its standard all-wheel drive and comes with slightly better horsepower than the 2016 version at 152 HP.

The top speed of the 2016 Subaru Impreza, which came with 148 horsepower, was unofficially 115 miles per hour.

The 2017 version offers all the semi-autonomous features present in the prior year’s model, including pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control.

The 2017 version offers all the semi-autonomous features present in the prior year's model, including pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control.

Also like the 2016 model, the car can alert you when there’s an obstacle behind the car when you’re reversing and has lane keep assist to prevent drift.

Also like the 2016 model, the car can alert you when there's an obstacle behind the car when you're reversing and has lane keep assist to prevent drift.

But here’s a new perk: Not only can the car alert you if there’s an obstacle while reversing, but it will automatically pump the brakes so you don’t hit anything.

But here's a new perk: Not only can the car alert you if there's an obstacle while reversing, but it will automatically pump the brakes so you don't hit anything.

New driver assist features also include high beam assist, which will activate high beam headlights when it senses you need them based on the driving conditions.

New driver assist features also include high beam assist, which will activate high beam headlights when it senses you need them based on the driving conditions.

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Responsive headlights that will automatically illuminate curves as you steer into them.

Responsive headlights that will automatically illuminate curves as you steer into them.

There’s even a smart tire pressure system that can alert you when your tires need more air.

There's even a smart tire pressure system that can alert you when your tires need more air.

The 2017 Impreza will also offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time so you can easily access your phone’s apps from the 6.5-inch touchscreen console.

The 2017 Impreza will also offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time so you can easily access your phone's apps from the 6.5-inch touchscreen console.

And that center console comes with Subaru’s STARLINK, a safety feature that offers emergency assistance, a monthly vehicle health report, and stolen vehicle recovery service.

And that center console comes with Subaru's STARLINK, a safety feature that offers emergency assistance, a monthly vehicle health report, and stolen vehicle recovery service.

The interior of the car was designed to be roomier, which could play a role in pushing forward future autonomous capabilities, according to Subaru.

The interior of the car was designed to be roomier, which could play a role in pushing forward future autonomous capabilities, according to Subaru.

“The resolute straight-line stability that makes the 2017 Impreza more relaxing to drive is also an important constituent of the autonomous driving capability this platform can support in future Subaru vehicles,” Subaru said in a press release.

There’s no word yet on price, but it will be available at the end of 2016.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 24, 2016 15:33

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