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Subaru Impreza Turbo gallery

It's time to say goodbye to the Impreza in the UK, and to mourn the loss of this icon we've got a gallery of some of the best models

It’s been with us since 1994, but Subaru has recently announced that it has stopped importing the WRX STI into the UK, and has no plans to revive the model - better known as the Impreza - in the foreseeable future.

Its status as one of the all-time great performance cars was cemented in the late 1990s and early 2000s when the Japanese saloon car scooped up a number of WRC titles, with greats such as Colin McRae and Richard Burns at the wheel.

The company recently cut the price of its WRX STI model in the UK to £26,995, but extremely low demand due to high CO2 emissions and competition from ever-quickening hot hatches has killed the fast Impreza in the UK for good.

Here’s a gallery of some of the best models:

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Impreza 2000 Turbo
Impreza 'McRae edition'
Impreza Turbo
Impreza 22B
1. Impreza 2000 Turbo

The first quick Impreza was introduced to the UK in 1994, the 2000 Turbo. An instant hit.



2. Impreza 'McRae edition'

Launched in 1995 to celebrate Subaru and Colin McRae's WRC win. Just 200 built.



3. Impreza Turbo

The Impreza Turbo got a big update in 1997, as the model grew in popularity - helped by success in rallying.



4. Impreza 22B

Larger 276bhp 2.2-litre engine for what many people think is the best Impreza ever built.



Impreza RB5
Impreza P1
Impreza WRX
Impreza WRX UK300
5. Impreza RB5

RB5 model launched to celebrate the arrival of WRC driver Richard Burns. Just 444 built.



6. Impreza P1

Prodrive developed its own special edition Impreza due to the success of the Subaru rally car, the 276bhp P1.



7. Impreza WRX

All-new 'bug-eye' Impreza launched in 2000, WRX and STI models remained strong sellers.



8. Impreza WRX UK300

Special edition (limited to 300) built to celebrate another WRC win in 2001



Impreza WRX STI
Impreza WR1
Impreza RB320
Impreza WRX STI Type UK
9. Impreza WRX STI

2003 facelift improved the looks, although mechanically not much had changed.



10. Impreza WR1

Another Prodrive-fettled Impreza. The Prodrive Performance Pack liberated 311bhp from the 2.0-litre flat four.



11. Impreza RB320

Prodrive's 316bhp tribute to the late rallying legend Richard Burns.



12. Impreza WRX STI Type UK

Subaru shocked enthusiasts by introducing the new Impreza as a hatchback.



Impreza Cosworth CS400
WRX STI
WRX STI 340R
 
13. Impreza Cosworth CS400

Cosworth had a crack at tuning the Impreza, but it struggled to justify its £50k price tag.



14. WRX STI

In 2010 the Impreza was given a boot again, and in the UK was called the WRX STI, dropping the Impreza name.



15. WRX STI 340R

The 335bhp upgrade for what is now the last Impreza variant to be sold officially in the UK.