Starting in 2006, Subaru of America (SOA), as the official distributor of Subaru vehicles in the United States, participates in the Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) with a Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec-B in the Grand-Am Street Tuner class. However, the entire front end bodywork plus the rear quarter panels were unique to the WRX. The rear doors received a subtle reskin with an upwards kink and revised character line, but retained an otherwise identical shape. I drove a Ferrari 488.  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. However, with the rest of the rally competition increasingly shifting towards smaller and lighter chassis, Subaru introduced the smaller Impreza, immediately achieving a podium on its debut on the 1993 1000 Lakes Rally. The nameplate enjoys a 28-year heritage, but reached its zenith a mere six years into its life cycle with the iconic WRX STi 22B. The 22 referred to the 2.2-liter displacement and the B was thought to be for the Bilstein suspension. 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. In contrast, curb weight of the standard Impreza model is around 27.2 kg (60 lb) heavier. Subaru Australia released the third generation hatchback in September 2007. The 2.2-liter engine was released in 1990 as the engine for new Subaru model - Legacy. It is now almost exactly the same dimensions as the first and second Subaru Legacy (1990–1999). “What the numbers don’t relay is the 22B’s intensity. The car is longer and wider than the old one, with a longer wheelbase. However, the regular 330S model did enter production as the "WRX STI Type UK". The new Subaru XV (or Crosstrek for the North American market) was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2017. Philip Green: crown slips for 'king of high street', Horrific tweet from China is a military strategy to 'demoralise, deligitimise ADF', Weekend heatwave sent records tumbling in SA and NSW — and it isn't over yet, Darth Vader star David Prowse, died of Covid-19, Best Cyber Monday tablet deals 2020: iPads, Fire tablets, Android, These Are the Cut-off Dates if You Want Your Christmas Gifts to Arrive in Time, Marshall offered monster Super League deal, An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated to make it harder for Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to top experts, Grain harvest tipped to be second biggest on record, as trade tensions with China escalate, States falter in students' quarantine plan.  For the 1995 model year, the 1.8/EJ18 was available with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission on the 'base' model only. Hitoshi Goto won the 2017 Super Taikyu Series, finishing on the podium in every race. Colloquially, the car is sometimes referred to as Scooby.. In Japan, the Impreza WRX Sports Wagon was offered with a similar approach to the Outback Sport, calling it the "Impreza Gravel Express". Many do. For the VA series WRX released in 2014 for the 2015 model year, Subaru took a different approach with the model when compared to past generations. Model Subaru Impreza 22B-STi Version. The 22B is endowed with a specially developed 2.2-litre EJ22-engine with unique forged pistons (restricted to 276bhp for the JDM), a seam-welded bodyshell (supposedly identical in shape to the WRC), special gearing, a twin-plate racing clutch, strengthened drive/prop shafts, driver-adjustable front/rear diff and bigger Brembo brakes.