The iconic Subaru Impreza range ushered in an era that would see these cars used extensively by police forces and rally teams around the world. Its trademark power and toughness received praise from test panels, too, winning awards such as UK Car Magazine’s Car of the Decade and Wheels’ Car of the Year. This particular model, the Impreza IV, was launched in 2012 and remains in production at time of writing. Fourth generation (2012–present) But the lighting technology used in these cars is more than 15 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H11/HB3 halogen and D2R/HB3 single-xenon headlights.
The halogen version features an H11 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
The single-xenon setup features a 2.5-inch projector, designed in the late 90s. These projectors are known to lose their reflective layer right to the point where they become black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Subaru Impreza IV is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H11/HB3 halogen or D2R/HB3 single-xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Subaru Impreza xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Subaru Impreza will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.