One of the most talked about upcoming vehicles is the new 2017 Subaru Impreza. Coming off a successful model year with the 2016 Subaru Impreza, the next iteration looks to build on what makes the current model such a hit by adding some enticing new looks and features. 

One of the biggest things to note about the upcoming 2017 Subaru Impreza is that it’s the first new Subaru model built on the new Subaru Global Platform. This new platform will serve as the foundation for all future new Subaru models, meaning that each new vehicle, whether it’s a Subaru Outback or a Subaru WRX, will have the same building blocks. This universal foundation will not only allow the automaker to be more efficient, but to build better, safer vehicles for all of us. 

Building a safe vehicle has always been a cornerstone of the Subaru brand, and it’s one that we love here at O’Brien Fort Myers Subaru. For us, it’s part of what makes our favorite brand such a joy to drive. The addition of more ingenious safety features is also evident in the new Subaru Impreza. 

The automaker showed off some of their new safety technology when they unveiled the 2017 Subaru Impreza in Japan. The Subaru Impreza comes as both a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback and both models utilize the new safety systems expertly to give you a safe drive. 

One prominent new feature is the Steering Responsive Headlights. Headlights will now be able to move on an optical axis when you’re going around turns at night to help you see better. These lights can also move while a stoplight, following the direction of your steering wheel. High Beam Assist will automatically switch between high and low beams depending on driving conditions using a stereo camera to detect oncoming traffic, so you don’t accidentally leave them on, shining them into another driver’s view.

A third new feature that’s exciting is the Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection System. The system has three functions: Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. 

As your Ft. Myers, FL Subaru dealer, we’re excited about these amazing new safety features coming with the 2017 Subaru Impreza, which will keep you and your family safer than ever. And we think you’ll love them as much as we do.