Subaru BRZ and new Impreza will be at Geneva motor show

200PS sporter to be joined by five-door C-segment at the motor show.

14 Feb 2012
Subaru BRZ

Subaru has announced that it will be showcasing its highly-anticipated BRZ and Impreza five-door vehicles at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, marking the first time the Japanese company's new models have been seen in Europe.

The Subaru BRZ, designed as a joint production between Subaru and Toyota, promises 200PS of power in a sports-car body designed to offer maximum driver engagement. Featuring a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and powered by Subaru's horizontally-opposed 2.0-litre Boxer engine, the company promises that the BRZ will deliver impressive levels of grip and handling thanks to what it claims is the lowest centre of gravity on any production car.

While the BRZ promises to the highlight of Subaru's event calendar, it will also be joined by the fourth-generation all-new Impreza five-door. Designed to compete in the crowded C-segment market, the new Impreza promises improved handling, reliability and safety along with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive technology and a horizontally-opposed Boxer engine at its core.

Finally, the comapny will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system at the event. Originally introduced in the Leone estate in 1972, the system has been providing enhanced traction and control for Subaru's vehicles ever since. The company hasn't gone so far as to confirm the launching of an upgraded version, but does indicate that it will be unveiling a new logo for the platform.

All Subaru's upcoming announcements will be made at the International Motor Show in Geneva in March.

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