Nearly a half-year after launching the oil-burning versions of the Legacy and Outback at the 2008 Geneva motor show, Subaru's announced it will introduce diesel-powered Impreza and Forester 2.0D models at the 2008 Paris motor show.
Like the Legacy and Outback diesels, the new Impreza and Forester models make use of the same 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder turbodiesel. Subaru claims the Forester 2.0D produces 147 hp, while the Impreza 2.0D sees a subtle boost to 150 hp. Both come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and a new diesel particulate filter system.
Although the Impreza and Forester 2.0D models go on sale in Europe this fall, we're not expecting them to cross the pond anytime soon - 2010, at the earliest.