Subaru Impreza VX presents itself in Geneva |

When Subaru announced that it will unveil the Impreza VX at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, many people believed it would be a very interesting, maybe an all-new car. Those with our feet planted firmly on the ground kept our expectations low.

And it seems we were right, as Subaru unveiled a slightly taller but not that different model than the stock Impreza hatchback. It’s worth noting that the Japanese carmaker didn’t use Volkswagen’s “pantented” way of making models more off-road-y by adding copious amounts of plastic cladding on them.

Instead, the company fitted more tasteful (at lest when comparing it to the VW CrossPolo or CrossGolf) plastic accessories to the Impreza VX, on the front and rear end, wheel arches and side skirts. A set of roof rails is also present, in the same matte black finish, as well as a restyled front fascia, boasting a new grille.

On the inside you’ll find plenty of accessories already available on the stock Impreza. Under the bonnet you can go with two boxer units: a 2.0-liter gasoline one with 150 HP and 196 Nm or a 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 150 HP and 350 Nm. The former can be equipped with a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic gearbox, while the latter comes with only a six-speed manual. All of these transmissions will send power to the four wheels through Subaru’s AWD system.

Source: Subaru

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