The body design also took a stronger departure from the Impreza donor model than in the past. In Australia, the WRX is available as a sedan or hatchback. Subsequently, the 2.5RS performance model was introduced in 1998 (the same year the 1.8-liter engine was dropped). According to Subaru, demand from customers in the Japanese domestic market switching from other brands was notable, representing 51% of all orders, indicating that the Impreza was attracting a wider range of customers there. Announced on 22 October 1992,[5] the Impreza was released in Japan in November and offered in either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) versions and as a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback/wagon (Touring). North American models are produced for the first time at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana, while the Crosstrek continues to be produced in Japan. A 1.6 litre engine continues to be available in Europe and in the Japanese domestic market. The 2000 Subaru Impreza (GD) 2.0 WRX AWD has 218 PS / 215 bhp / 160 kW horsepower. What all this means for the WRX's fortunes remains to be seen but, if nothing else, it has brought the purity of the first WRXs into sharp focus. The WRX STI 380S includes increased engine power to 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp), new wheels, an upgraded body kit. Property of TOMMM . These vehicles were finished in a very limited "Rally Blue" colour scheme, sported gold 16-inch alloy wheels, McRae decals, individual numbered badging from 1–201 (car 13 was never built since the number 13 is considered unlucky), and a factory-fitted electric tilt/slide sunroof. Dimensionally, this version is wider by 56 mm (2.2 in) and increases track by approximately 38 millimetres (1.5 in). In 1998, Subaru of Japan produced a widebody, coupe WRX STi called the "22B STi" produced between March and August 1998. [72] The Subaru Road Racing Team debuted the Impreza WRX STI hatchback and switched to Impreza WRX STI sedan in 2011 participated to the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series. area code Your message. In 1994, Subaru introduced Subaru Tecnica International (STi badged) versions of the WRX in Japan. An aluminum hood, laminar window glass, and a lighter battery helped to reduce weight. This model was also produced as a 555 limited edition. Engine output was boosted to 276 bhp (206 kW; 280 PS), and the suspension optimised for British roads. TrueCar has over 918,809 listings nationwide, updated daily. [37][38], In 2010, the Impreza won the AMI Insurance performance car of the year award.[39]. There were 1000 WRX Type RA STI Version 5 Limited cars and each had a four-month waiting period. And now Subaru has recently given us an all-new WRX with a body style so radically different from its forebears that without the badge to guide you, you would never guess they were even related. Subaru Australia released the third generation hatchback in September 2007. Initially, the new Impreza was offered as a five-door hatchback (designated GH), with the four-door sedan (designated GE) introduced in 2008. For the first time, the 2.2-liter engine was used in the American Impreza. As the name implies, focus was given to the car's performance on public roads in its development in order to create the best road-going car possible. From 2005 to 2008, the Cusco team entered into the Super GT championship using an Impreza, being the only team to do so using a 4WD car. The front brakes became Subaru branded four-pot calipers with 294 mm (11.6 in) discs, the wheels having become 16-inch lightweight alloys. The other effect time has had on the original WRX is to reduce its retained value to a fraction of its brand-new cost. The wagon made up approximately 50 percent of US WRX and WRX STI sales.[48]. [6] The car used a shortened version of the Legacy's floor pan. Likewise, for the STI, most of the changes were cosmetic with the fender being sculpted to be more aggressive. New recruit for the following season, 1990 and 1992 World Champion, Carlos Sainz brought the Impreza its inaugural victory on the 1994 Acropolis Rally. Subaru decided to not produce a WRX or WRX STi wagon as had been previously offered. In order to allow for ABS, the DCCD was dropped. The DCCD is a combined mechanical and solenoid operated limited-slip differential which enables the driver to switch between manual and automated centre differential locking. As with the first generation, the turbocharged STI variants were available in numerous specifications with a myriad of limited edition variants sold. The car was the only coupe version of the WRX STI GC chassis to receive ABS. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon,[33] and was also shown at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon.[34][35]. The STI available in Japan is fitted with the 2.0-liter EJ207 engine with twin scroll turbocharger generating 227 kW (308 PS) at 6,500 rpm and 422 N⋅m (311 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,400 rpm. The vehicle went on sale initially in Japan and Singapore,[24] and later also in Hong Kong, and later in Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia in 2011.[25]. To counter the grey imports of high-performance Japanese variants, Subaru UK commissioned Prodrive to produce a limited edition of 1,000 two-door cars in Sonic Blue, called the WRX "P1". The basic model had little more than cosmetic differences, but most had the WR Sport Performance Pack, an option consisting of a new ECU and exhaust for 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) and 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) torque. The interior and the cockpit were changed into a newer design along with the new white colored gauges. The most noticeable feature on the STI sedan is a large rear spoiler. EyeSight consists of two cameras with one on each side of the interior rear view mirror, that use human like stereoscopic vision to judge distances and generally keep tabs on the driver. For the US market, the WRX was offered in "base", Premium, and Limited trim levels. Search for new & used Subaru Impreza WRX cars for sale in Australia. The regular STi's engine output stood at 275 PS (202 kW; 271 bhp). [52] It went on sale in Japan in September 2012 and in the United States during the 2012 New York International Auto Show. To jumpstart its early rally efforts, and to develop the Impreza into a competitive rally car, Subaru teamed up with preparatory firm and British motorsports company Prodrive, in 1989. However, in Singapore and Thailand, the Impreza 1.5 R, 2.0 R, and 2.5 WRX are also offered as four-door sedan. 31 stock items. The second generation of the Subaru Impreza compact car was introduced in 2000 and manufactured up to 2007 by Subaru in Ota, Gunma, Japan, in both sedan (GD series) and five-door wagon (GG series) bodystyles, as well as two intermediate facelifts throughout its lifespan.. In 2011, Mark Higgins used a stock Impreza to set a lap record at the Isle of Man TT course. [13] The car's curb weight is 1,270 kilograms (2,800 lb). With regard to the exterior, aerodynamic devices including STI front and rear under spoilers were fitted. For the STI, the power stayed the same as the previous version but the engine layout and design was made cleaner and was dubbed as the "Boxer Phase 2" engine. The market is the region where the car was sold or … Subaru discontinued the Gravel Express when the second generation Impreza was introduced due to very limited sales. An automatic WRX was introduced in 1998, but the two-pedal version is not seen as the real deal, nor is it nearly as much fun to drive. [40] The car went on sale in late 2011 as a 2012 model year. Subaru has offered 4-door sedan and 5-door body variants since 1992. This win gives Subaru only its second ever COTY trophy and its first victory since the Legacy B4 won 13 years ago.[61][62][63][64][65]. STI models featured a more powerful 2.0-liter (2.5-liter outside of the Japanese market) turbocharged engine. Get 2000 Subaru Impreza values, consumer reviews, safety ratings, and find cars for sale near you. A 2019 iSeeCars study named the Impreza as the lowest-depreciating sedan in the United States after five years.[2]. [7] According to a Motor Trend article written March 1992 on page 26, the name of Subaru's new compact was, initially, to be called the Loyale, displaying an official photograph of the four-door sedan. Discover the best-handling, best performing 2020 Subaru WRX and WRX STI ever. This car also has a water-spray nozzle to dampen the top of the intercooler. Export paperwork, shipping to any major port. To test the waters for a full-fledged turbocharged model, Subaru showcased a turbocharged Impreza at various car shows around the country. Sometimes, this is true.History can be a harsh judge of material things, and cars are no different. The 2.5-liter EJ255 engine is largely unchanged internally. This new platform has an increased rigidity of 70% to 100% over the outgoing model and a lower centre of gravity by 5 mm (0.2 inches). Save $3,804 on a 2000 Subaru Impreza WRX near you. Subaru adopted the name "WRX" to stand for "World Rally eXperimental" as all WRX versions (1992 to present) feature rally inspired technology, including all wheel drive, stiffened suspensions and turbocharged four cylinder engines. The R205 was a complete car from STI; the "R" signifying the "road". Compass 360 Racing used an Impreza in the Canadian Touring Car Championship in 2010, with Roger Ledoux winning the title for Lachute Performance in 2014 and 2015. This led to the car now achieving a 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 4.7 seconds, as tested by Car and Driver. In October 1993, Subaru introduced the 1994 model year WRX which produced 240 PS (176.5 kW; 236.7 hp). How much horsepower (hp) does a 2000 Subaru Impreza (GD) 2.0 WRX AWD have? It was essentially a two-door version of the WRX Type RA meaning it had DCCD, minimal sound insulation, close-gear ratios and hardened gearbox. The 22B was used to commemorate both Subaru's 40th anniversary as well as the third consecutive manufacturer's title for Subaru in the FIA World Rally Championship. In Japan, there was a Version of the WRX Sports Wagon with Outback trim, a bull bar and tailgate mounted spare wheel called the "Impreza Gravel Express". 4 Door Sedan, 5 Seat, 2.0 Litre, ULP, Constantly Variable Transmission. As with the previous generation Impreza, Subaru's Symmetrical AWD is standard in all markets except Japan, where it is optional. Unfortunately, the team had several major problems with reliability as the car experienced mechanical difficulties in almost every rally from its first. In Japan, the new Impreza outsold its monthly sales target of 2,500 units by more than fourfold, with 11,050 orders. The car weighed 1,240 kg (2,734 lb) and had gold wheels like those on the World Rally Championship Impreza. Since the late-1990s, some markets have restricted sales to the all-wheel drive model—therefore granting the Impreza a unique selling proposition in the global compact class characterized by front-wheel drive. It was mechanically the same to the WRX but had a curb weight nudge to 1,240 kg (2,734 lb). SIA also produces the North American-market Subaru Outback and Subaru Legacy, and will produce the three-row Ascent crossover previewed by the Viziv 7 concept from the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in 2018. It was discontinued due to very limited sales. Below is a list of championships won. Also, there are still several teams using Subaru models in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. This vehicle is priced within 9% of the average price for a 2000 Subaru Impreza in the United States. The Outback Sport was introduced to North America in 1994 for the 1995 model year as an updated Impreza "L" Sports Wagon. The car was decked with nearly every single part from the STI catalogue. Options were available from Subaru consisting of four-piston front brake calipers, electric Recaro seats, 18-inch wheels and a P1 stamped backbox. This time, the Impreza name was dropped in all markets in which the new model is named simply as the WRX, as had been the case in North America with the previous model, while in Japan it was sold as the WRX S4. The WRX Type RA uses a closer ratio gearbox and a three-spoke leather steering wheel from Nardi. In April 2010, a modified third generation WRX STI driven by Tommi Mäkinen set a lap time of 7:55 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which is a record for a 4-door car. Firmer rear sub-frame bushings and wider 17-inch wheels contribute to improved traction. An electric sunroof, leather upholstery, satellite navigation, and BBS wheels are standard on the spec.R, while Recaro seats are optional. It is called the WRX Type R. The coupe was chosen by Prodrive for use in the WRC because it was lighter and stiffer than the sedan, although it carried the same exterior dimensions. [citation needed]. Protect yourself against fraud. Two models are available as of July 2009, 2.0 TD and 2.0 TD Sport. In 2010, SRRT campaigns a Subaru Impreza WRX STI in the Grand Sport class. Oh, and nothing says "crashed" quite like a custom paint job or a non-standard duco colour. The Impreza chassis has been more successful in rallying than Subaru's previous contenders. The sedan body style came later in 2008, paralleling the hatchbacks's model range. Search over 276 used Subaru Impreza WRXs. In Japan, the Impreza WRX Sports Wagon was offered with a similar approach to the Outback Sport, calling it the "Impreza Gravel Express". The five-speed manual transmission was changed to the same found in the fourth-generation Legacy GT. 14.5 Avg MPG. The naturally aspirated models are electronically limited from surpassing 190 km/h (120 mph). It is now almost exactly the same dimensions as the first and second Subaru Legacy (1990–1999). Despite all that grip, plenty of WRXs have left the road in an unplanned manner. Property of gordon_williams . The factory boxer engine was replaced with a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE inline-six. The 2.5RS also featured several external cues from its overseas brethren such as hood vents, a hood scoop, and a rally-inspired rear spoiler. Because 50 22Bs had already been imported privately into the UK, Subaru had to wait until 1999 to register the 16 officially imported cars under the VCA's Single Vehicle Approval scheme. [18] In addition, the updated model received altered springs/struts, sway bars, and Dunlop summer tires to improve handling. In Europe, the Subaru Impreza GT's (Turbo 2000 in UK) interior was updated to leather. The first STi was known simply as "WRX STi version", with 100 per month were produced starting from February 1994. Find your perfect car with Edmunds expert reviews, car comparisons, and pricing tools. Riverside, CA The turbocharged 2.0-liter EJ205 flat-four was sourced from US-spec 2002 Subaru WRX and is … In Europe, the WRX was introduced as the Impreza GT, and as the Impreza Turbo 2000 (UK). used-car-review-subaru-impreza-wrx-19982000-20080521-14swe. [10] The 1999 model featured several changes: the newly designed "Phase II" SOHC version of the same 2.5-liter engine featured a slightly higher peak torque by 5 N⋅m (3.7 lb⋅ft), the wheels turned to a standard silver, the interior got an update, and the exterior became visually similar to the Japanese model with an updated front bumper borrowed from the Japanese Version 5 Impreza WRX STI. It featured a unique interior, suspension upgrade, new bodykit and wheels, plus WR Sport decals and an optional ECU upgrade. The origin of the name 22B has been debated. However, the Subaru Rally Team USA is still competing in the Rally America National Championship. The "Phase 2" engine now fitted developed 160 kW (218 PS; 215 bhp), an increase of 5 kW (7 PS; 7 bhp) over the previous model. Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. The 1996 model year WRX debuted in January 1996. The Subaru Impreza 2000 comes in Hatchback and Sedan. There was also an optional Prodrive suspension pack. The ra model chassis code between GC8-(000000 to 005000) are only sold to the race team by order. [15] The 3rd generation of the high performance WRX STI debuted in October 2007. Unless you enjoy paying for somebody else's idea of good taste, steer clear of the lairy brigade. In the Canadian market, the base Impreza 2.5i received upgrades for the 2009 model year, including rear disc brakes, electronic stability control, and body-colored door handles—features previously only found on the 2.5i Sport and more expensive trims. On the release of the sales, all 400 Japanese units sold out in from 30 minutes to 48 hours, depending on the report. However it also has the normal ground clearance, unlike the new XV. As for the engine, maximum output was increased to 320PS and the maximum torque to 44.0 kg-m by the introduction of such components as a special ball bearing twin scroll turbo. Colloquially, the car is sometimes referred to as Scooby.[1]. However, Japanese models remain available in either configuration. If you wonder how to choose the best deal among this big stock list. Subaru's EyeSight suite of active safety functions is available, as is a new infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 237 bhp (240 PS/177 kW) at 6000 rpm and 309 … [49], In 2013, the Impreza won the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. The Outback Sport was offered with optional equipment, such as a gauge pack installed on top of the dashboard, that included a digital compass, outside temperature and barometer or altimeter readings. And as a Sunday car, the first WRX has a heck of a lot going for it. The car has a unique hood, front and rear fenders, a WRC-inspired front bumper and a unique adjustable rear wing. Furthermore, Subaru utilized aluminum suspension components for the STI. The so-called American Impreza Sport (not to be confused with the JDM regular hatchback with the same name) has the rugged style with side spoilers, roof rack, different style alloys, and availability of two-tone colors. Whereas, in the hatchback, the rear 65/35 split seatbacks fold down, offering 52.4 cu. It was introduced as a replacement for the Leone, with the predecessor's EA series engines replaced by the new EJ series. The Subaru Impreza 2000 is available in Regular Unleaded Petrol and Premium Unleaded Petrol. The European GT model received further upgrades in the form of more parts from the STI range. Japanese dealers retailed the hatchback initially, with the sedan body variant arriving in autumn 2008 as the Impreza Anesis. Interior changes consisted of aluminum pedals, silver trim around the shifter, red stitching on the shift boot and seats, and a red WRX logo embroidered on the driver and passenger seat. It was first shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and went on sale in April 2014. Since the third generation series, some markets have adopted the abbreviated Subaru WRX name for these high-performance variants. We have 189 Subaru Impreza WRX vehicles for sale that are reported accident free, 70 1-Owner cars, and 349 personal use cars. At the Australian Wheels Car of the Year, the car won the overall COTY award in 2000. However, the regular 330S model did enter production as the "WRX STI Type UK". Type - GH-GDB. 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS . Subaru found some sales success with the Outback Sport as a smaller companion with similar ride height changes, body colors and trim levels to the larger, more successful selling Legacy-based Outback. The Subaru Impreza (GD) 2.0 WRX AWD has a Boxer 4, Petrol engine with 1994 cm3 / 121.7 cu-in capacity. The WRX STI 330S includes increased engine power to 330 PS (243 kW; 325 hp). The interior is colored blue on the seat inserts and carpeting. Title: 2000 Subaru Impreza WRX P1 Workshop Manual File Size: 7.5 MB File Type: PDF File Manual Type: Factory Service Manual Workshop manual for 2000 Impreza WRX P1 model, details full specifications, repair and maintenance information. Shuddering clutch or graunchy gearbox speaks of hard use. This 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS was acquired by the seller in 2017 from the previous owner who modified it with a turbocharged 2.0L EJ205 flat-four from a WRX that is paired with an STi-sourced six-speed manual transmission and limited-slip rear differential. In Japan it was called Impreza Retna. The standard UK Impreza Turbo 2000 was also tuned and partly restyled by Prodrive in 1999 to create the "Prodrive WR Sport". The STI hatchback was released in the United States in March 2008. The first upgrade to the car in 2000 led to the boggle-eyed monster that nobody then, or now, seems to want to own. 271,301 people like this. For 2009, a new 2.5i GT trim arrived to the market with the turbocharged 167 kW; 227 PS (224 hp) engine from the 2008 model WRX (this 2009 WRX received a boost in power). Subaru unveiled the fifth generation 2017 model year Impreza sedan and hatchback at the New York International Auto Show in March 2016. The weight of the car also has been reduced and gives the WRX a 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) time of 5.8 seconds. Come find a great deal on used 2000-2004 Subarus in your area today! Trim package included base 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, and 2.0i Limited.[41][42][43]. The weight also continues to increase and is set at 1,300 kg (2,800 lb). ... Subaru WRX Subaru BRZ Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Subaru STI S209. In North America, it was named the Subaru XV Crosstrek until 2015 when it was changed to Subaru Crosstrek. 2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L H4 GAS Automatic 4 Speed Added Apr 2019 • 29 Fuel-ups. For a start, it was the lightest car to bear the WRX tag, and while that also means it's probably going to have the odd rattle and squeak these days, it also means that performance is right up there, despite it lacking outright power compared with later models. [36], It is a limited (300 units) version of the Impreza WRX STI sedan for the Japanese market. Like the standard WRX, the third generation model was shortened to "Subaru WRX STI", with the Japanese markets notably abstaining from this convention. The other big catch when buying a WRX is a modified car. The torque was increased a little from 242 to 250 lb⋅ft (328 to 339 N⋅m) at 4000 rpm. The coupe body style from the first generation did not reappear for the new series, and the off-road appearance package that included contrasting-colored bumpers did carry over forward. The WRX STI weighed 1,270 kg (2,800 lb). The Subaru Impreza 2000 prices range from $2,400 for the basic trim level Hatchback Impreza GX (awd) to $8,250 for the top of the range Sedan Impreza WRX STI Version VI. Used car review: Subaru Impreza WRX 1998-2000. Subaru issued yearly updates to the STI, tweaking cosmetics and equipment levels, and also improving performance and handling. In May 2012, Subaru Rally Team USA announced that a new rallycross team, Subaru Puma Rallycross Team USA will participate in the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship season with Dave Mirra, Bucky Lasek, and Sverre Isachsen. Sludge will build up quickly and kill the engine. E-Mail. This generation also saw the discontinuation of the wagon, replaced by a new 5-door hatchback body style. WRX models featured a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine until 2005, after which they switched to the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. What seemed like a good update at the time can often, years later, be revealed as simply window dressing and, sometimes, even a backward step. Exterior cosmetic changes included the 2008 WRX Premium aero package, STi spoiler (Hatchback only), updated grill with WRX badge, and darker Gunmetal colored wheels as standard equipment. The new Subaru XV (or Crosstrek for the North American market) was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2017. and Privacy The Impreza range received a facelift in late 2009 for the 2010 model year, gaining a new grille insert. Early US models include a choice of a 2.0-liter DOHC (148 hp) engine, five-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT with paddle shifting six-speed manual mode. In the North American and Australian market models, CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all trims. It is a version of the WRX STI with a five-speed semi-automatic, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifter. 2.5RS models became available in sedan form for 2000. The North American model Impreza Limited is also offered with a power driver's seat for the first time in the model's history. Used car review: Subaru Impreza WRX 1998-2000 The first WRXs were probably the best, and are cheap enough now to be a weekend special, writes DAVID MORLEY. The 22 referred to the 2.2-liter displacement and the B was thought to be for the Bilstein suspension. Subaru introduced a flat-four diesel engine, designated EE20 at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Further changes in 2010 for year model 2011 saw the WRX gain the wide-body shell from the STI, as well as the addition of quad muffler tips with diffuser. [16] Subaru made an effort to control the weight of the new chassis. Trim levels were LX, GL and Sport generation. However, the entire front end bodywork plus the rear quarter panels were unique to the WRX. This series is a limited production series that sports an engine output of 224 kW (305 PS) as special variants were excluded from the gentlemen's agreement.