By on October 7, 2015

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Subaru may have taken away our hot hatch goodness with the WRX and WRX STI, but the down-market Impreza looks to continue with all five doors intact.

In a release on Wednesday, Subaru announced they would show off the next Impreza in hatchback form at the Tokyo International Motor Show.

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As per usual when it comes to concept announcements, Subaru offered few details and no powertrain items were specified for the new Impreza. However, you can fully expect the next-generation compact to use a Boxer engine because that’s what Subaru does.

Fuji Heavy Industries states the new Impreza will be the first model to show the world its next generation of design — Dynamic & Solid — that will be applied to other models in the Subaru range eventually.

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Joining the next-generation Impreza concept will be the Viziv Future Concept, a near-production SUV wrapped in a more modern silhouette.

The Viziv Future Concept is more so a test bed of future Subaru technology and features than it is a future production model — at least at this point. Autonomous driving and parking are all the rage these days, and the Viziv has both. A downsized turbo engine lifted from the Levorg and next-generation hybrid powertrain provide motivation. Instead of splitting power fore and aft by way of a center differential, the electric motor is mounted on the rear axle and used to power the rear wheels only. Ridding the Viziv Future Concept of space-robbing drivetrain hardware opens up the floor for extra interior space.

The Tokyo International Motor Show begins October 28.

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