Herald Sun - Motoring - - Readers Write -

THE new Im­preza fea­tured in your col­umn, while re­tain­ing the look of the cur­rent model, ap­pears as if it will have ex­tended guards sim­i­lar to the lat­est Lib­erty.

It is not al­ways the case, but greater cabin space can trans­late to wider ex­ter­nal body di­men­sions and there­fore a larger car.

I have ad­mired the look of the Im­preza hatch since its re­lease about the same time as the present Lancer.

I said at the time that the Im­preza had a more rad­i­cal look than the Lancer and, though that look may have to grow on some peo­ple, the shape should en­dure for longer than the new Lancer with its very con­ven­tional shape.

As an empty nester, I wouldn’t want a larger Subaru Im­preza.

Can you con­firm whether is­sues with the present model Im­preza in­clude road noise in­trud­ing in the cabin and/or lack of seat sup­port and qual­ity of in­ter­nal trim?

Eric Waples

Yes, some of the short­com­ings in the lat­est Im­preza are down to the de­sign and trim. The new car pre­viewed at the New York show prom­ises to be much more lux­u­ri­ous and is closer in size to the pre­vi­ous Lib­erty.

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