Subaru of America expects to boost sales of its redesigned Impreza as much as 33 percent thanks to fresh styling, handling improvements and better fuel economy.
Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America, predicted annual sales up to 75,000 Imprezas, up from 56,274 last year -- which was the car's peak.
The new global architecture used for the Impreza has a better suspension system, 50 percent less body roll and is 70 percent stiffer, Doll said last month at the New York auto show.
Fuel economy is improved, he said, although final EPA numbers are not yet in. The Impreza sedan and five-door go on sale in November. Pricing is to be announced this summer and the car is expected to be close in price to today's base model, which is $19,045, including shipping.