Subaru BRZ & new Impreza 5-door Hatch to debut at Geneva 2012Sat, 11 Feb 2012
The BRZ and Impreza 5-door will debut at Geneva 2012
With the 2012 Geneva Motor Show just weeks away, we learn the Subaru BRZ and new Subaru Impreza 5-door hatch will get their European debuts.
News of debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show are starting to come in thick and fast, and although Subaru don’t have any world debuts to offer at Geneva, we will be seeing the European debut of the Subaru BRZ in production guise, as well as the first look in Europe at the new Impreza 5-door.
The Subaru BRZ is the other half of the Toyota GT 86 partnership (the Toyota GT 86 will also get its European debut at Geneva) and, apart from some minor styling tweaks, is pretty much the same car as the GT 86. It gets the same 2.0 litre Boxer engine (developed by Subaru) with 200bhp and a choice of 6-speed manual or auto boxes, with just the badges and small details to separate it from its Toyota twin.
The new Subaru Impreza 5-door hatch also gets its first showing in Europe, even though it debuted at the New York Motor Show last Spring and is already on sale in Japan. The 2012 Impreza isn’t ground-breaking, but it does get a more defined nose and a slightly longer wheelbase, promising more passenger room. It also looks to have decent levels of equipment.
Both the 2012 Subaru Impreza 5-door and the 2012 Subaru BRZ will go on sale in Europe in the Summer. We don’t have any UK prices yet, but expect them at, or before, the Geneva show.
By Cars UK