Following last week's announcement of the Mitsubishi Lancer ACTiV, direct rival Subaru has today announced their own limited edition to go head to head with the Lancer. The Subaru Impreza R will now come with leather trim.
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The leather packed Impreza R is a proper limited edition with only 1,000 headed to Australia (arriving in April). The choices will include five-speed manual or four-speed automatic available in both sedan and hatch body-types.

The standard Subaru Impreza R will drop in price by $1,000, making it $23,990. The leather equipped models attract a premium of just $500, retailing for $24,490 for the manual.

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