Subaru’s best looking car is about to hit U.S. showrooms. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Nov. 2, 2016 2017 AWD Subaru Impreza with the 2.0L CVT – $20,215 to start incl. mats, and the $820 D&H charge offers future owners a 28/38 mpgUS city/highway rating. The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan and 5-door hatch are built on the all-new AWD Subaru Global Platform designed to provide better ride and handling traits, driver/passenger refinement, and safety. The 2017 Subaru Impreza will be offered in four trims, the 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Sport and 2.0i Limited. The 2.0i includes a 6.5” display audio system w/ Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 60/40-split fold-down rear seats. The Premium trim adds SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security features, 16-inch alloys, heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer, heated exterior mirrors and automatic headlamps. 5-door Imprezas also include standard roof rails. 2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan Pricing (incl. $830 D&H) 2.0i w/ the 5MT - $19,215 2.0i w/ the CVT - $20,215 2.0i Premium w/ the CVT - $22,015 2.0i Sport w/ the 5MT - $22,815 2.0i Sport w/ the CVT - $23,615 2.0i Limited w/ the CVT - $24,915 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door hatch Pricing (incl. $830 D&H) 2.0i w/ the 5MT - $19,715 2.0i w/ the CVT - $20,715 2.0i Premium w/ the CVT - $22,515 2.0i Sport w/ the 5MT - $23,315 2.0i Sport w/ the CVT - $24,115 2.0i Limited w/ the CVT - $25,415 The new Subaru Global Platform incorporates a redesigned structure with highly stiffened joints to significantly enhance straight-line stability and ride comfort while suppressing NVH. The Impreza 2.0i Sport includes unique suspension tuning, 18-inch alloys, Active Torque Vectoring, LED DRLs, black-finish grille, body-color rocker panels, and turn signal side mirrors. The Impreza Sport 5-Door includes a gloss black rear gate trim, while the Sedan features a rear trunk spoiler. Inside the Sport incorporates a unique black cloth upholstery with red stitching and an instrument panel with Sport gauges and MFD. The Sport includes the STARLINK 8.0” infotainment system – optional Harman/Kardon audio, Proximity key, aluminum pedals, leather-wrapped wheel and handle, and a CVT shift boot. The Limited includes LED headlamps and DRLs, and standard 17” alloys, chrome trim and turn signal side mirrors, leather trim, contrast stitching on the door armrests and instrument panel, 6-way power driver’s seat, auto climate, leather wrapped wheel and shifter, Proximity key, a 8” display STARLINK infotainment, white gauge cluster illumination, and new Harman/Kardon audio. Models equipped with the optional EyeSight system include High Beam Assist. Lastly, the available navigation system now features maps provided by TomTom. The EyeSight system includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Departure and Sway Warning. Blind Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are options. New Steering Responsive Headlights can illuminate curves along with High Beam Assist. The 152 hp 2.0L I4 gains direct fuel injection while the CVT features a 7-speed manual mimic mode w/ paddle shifters. 2017 Subaru Impreza Not a bad looking automobile. 2017 Subaru Impreza EPA Ratings 2.0i Sedan w/ the CVT – 28/38 mpgUS city/highway 2.0i Sport Sedan w/ the CVT – 27/36 mpgUS city/highway 2.0i 5-Door w/ the CVT – 28/37 mpgUS city/highway 2.0i Sport 5-Door w/ the CVT – 27/35 mpgUS city/highway The 2017 Impreza adds Reverse Automatic Braking and rear vision camera. Subaru October 2016 U.S. Sales Overview Subaru reported it sold a record 53,760 vehicles in October, up 4.1 percent increase over the 51,629 sold in October of 2015. It was also the 59th consecutive month of month-over-month growth and 32nd consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales. YTD sales of 500,647 vehicles is up 4.2 percent over the 480,331sold through the same period of 2015. October sales for the Outback, Crosstrek and Forester were the best ever. The Outback and Forester have now achieved 32 and 39 consecutive months of more than 10,000 models sold. Notice how close the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid is to taking over the #1 spot held onto by the 4th gen Prius? The Prius has never been outsold by any Hybrid since the introduction of the 2nd gen as a 2004 MY offering way back in late 2003. If the Fusion Hybrid sells just another 550 units next month over this and Prius sales stay flat at this new extremely low sales level, the long held dominance of the Prius could be in jeopardy. Think what could happen if the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq arrives with a similar level of efficiency and lower price? October 2016 U.S. Automobile Market Share Detail In October, GM’s U.S. market share was up a significant 0.7 percent while both Toyota and FCAs were down 0.5 and 0.7 percent respectively. On a volume basis, October of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.37 million vehicles was down 4.9 percent below October of 2015s 1.44 million vehicle sales result. Remember that there were 2 fewer selling days in October of 2016 or 7.8 percent fewer selling days. 2016 YTD sales of 14.42 million is down 0.3 percent above the 14.46 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015 with 2 (or 0.8 percent) fewer selling days. U.S. October 2016 Sales vs. October 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 19 Automobile Manufacturers GM October 2016 Sales Down 1.7% with 258,626 Vehicles Sold Ford October 2016 Sales Down 11.7% with 188,813 Vehicles Sold Toyota October 2016 Sales Down 8.7% with 186,295 Vehicles Sold FCA October 2016 Sales Down 10.3% with 176,609 Vehicles Sold Honda October 2016 Sales Down 4.2% with 126,161 Vehicles Sold Nissan October 2016 Sales Down 2.2% with 113,520 Vehicles Sold Hyundai October 2016 Sales Up 4.2% with 62,505 Vehicles Sold Subaru October 2016 Sales Up 4.1% with 53,760 Vehicles Sold Kia October 2016 Sales Down 2.1% with 48,977 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz October 2016 Sales Down 2.1% with 31,801 Vehicles Sold BMW October 2016 Sales Down 16.6% with 27,971 Vehicles Sold VW October 2016 Sales Down 18.5% with 24,779 Vehicles Sold Mazda October 2016 Sales Down 10.8% with 22,711 Vehicles Sold Audi October 2016 Sales Up 0.1% with 17,721 Vehicles Sold Mitsubishi October 2016 Sales Up 2.8% with 7,637 Vehicles Sold Volvo October 2016 Sales Down 14.4% with 6,340 Vehicles Sold Land Rover October 2016 Sales Down 23.2% with 5,532 Vehicles Sold Porsche October 2016 Sales Up 10.7% with 4,506 Vehicles Sold Jaguar October 2016 Sales Up 226% with 3,219 Vehicles Sold In October, VW moved back ahead of Mazda to take the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in October was 18.0 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.