Subaru Imprezas can be divided into two groups: the technically interesting but otherwise straightforward saloons, hatchbacks and estates which have been sold for over a quarter of a century, and the high-performance models with powerful turbocharged petrol engines. The latter have attracted more passionate interest thanks to their success in the World Rally Championship, where they took over from the larger Legacy model in the mid 1990s, and in many lower levels of competition. As Mitsubishi did with the Evo, Subaru gained enormous publicity through rallying the Imprezas, though – also like Mitsubishi – it no longer uses motorsport as part of its global marketing strategy.