Fuji Heavy will delight its Subaru clientele with a full redesign of its Subaru Impreza. After four years, the car got a bit long in the sprockets. Launch is scheduled for this year, says The Nikkei [sub].
The Impreza Mk4 will have a new transverse mounted engine. Simultaneously with its Japanese launch, the new Impreza will be exported to the U.S., Europe and China. A crossover version, is slated for the near future.
Subaru also has plans for a rear-wheel-drive sports car developed with Toyota. This is expected in 2012. According to The Nikkei, Subaru attempts to “cultivate a sporty brand image in China and other developing countries.”