Oh my God! What have they done to the Impreza? We’ve just seen the first pictures of the upcoming 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and we’re still under shock. I mean we didn’t like the old one very much, but at least that one inspired power and aggressiveness. This one inspires…uhm…nothing. The new Impreza WRX will be powered by the slightly improved turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that will produce 225 hp.
Most certain, with this new Impreza WRX, Subaru will lose most of its fans but probably win new customers from those who like a conservative compact sedan and hatchback. Who wins? Overall, probably Subaru, because anyone can build a compact sedan, but few can make a great car like Impreza WRX used to be. And especially now, with Mitsubishi preparing the new awesome Evo X.