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Subaru Legacy 3.0R

Subaru Impreza

One Of The Newest Ranges On Display

Meanwhile, inside the NEC, Subaru will be displaying one of the newest ranges on sale with the oldest model less than 19 months old.

Visitors to Subaru’s Stand in Hall 5 will be able to place individual orders from the dealer-manned staff. They will also benefit from several show-specific special offers such as attractive finance deals and accessory packs.

This innovation follows Subaru’s success at January’s ‘Autosport Show’ – also at the NEC – when one dealer alone sold 25 cars including several STis and ‘WR1’ models.

Pride of place on the Subaru Stand is the Impreza World Rally Car replica. Subaru’s Petter Solberg is the current holder of the WRC Driver’s title.

Road-going versions of the Impreza will include the 265 PS WRX STi Type-UK with its 151 mph top speed and 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds and the naturally-aspirated Impreza 2.0 GX Sport which starts at only £14,950 on-the-road for the saloon.

All Imprezas received an extensive facelift last year with better aerodynamics, fuel economy improvements of up to 5.8 mpg and safety and security upgrades.

Not to be outdone, the new Outback crossover and Legacy range of sporting executive saloons and estates will also be on display including models in 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 litre engine sizes.

All feature Subaru’s much admired horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ engines which give an exceptionally low centre-of-gravity for extra roadholding and active safety.

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Published 1 May 2004 Melanie Carter

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