Tokyo Motor Show 2015: The Next-gen Subaru Impreza, or #SaveTheWagon
At least we know that Subaru is planning on keeping the five-door through 2017.
Subaru showed off it’s cleverly named Impreza Concept in Tokyo on Tuesday. (Or was it Wednesday? With the international time travel line, I always get mixed up.) It will preview the next-generation Impreza when it arrives — probably around 2017.
The car sports a more angular face and rear end, alongside shoulder and hip flares that are connected through the car’s high belt line. If you place your hands over the front and rear wheels in the side profile picture, you’ll probably get a good look at Subaru’s next Impreza, I’m betting.
The Impreza Concept sports some signature concept-esque features that will likely go away come production time: Whiskers from the front grille? Check. Overly complicated fog lights? Check. Strongly defined hockey stick along the side? Check.
Thank goodness for some interesting lines because Subaru’s new “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” design language reads like Ambien on paper.
But what’s interesting from the wagon is how the rear end will translate to the sedan. The vast expanse of sheet metal between the rear license plate holder and the rear bumper have to go away somehow in the four-door version, right? Guys?
Subaru didn’t offer any details on the Impreza’s powertrain, saying only that the Impreza will be all-wheel drive. We expect an FA up front, but whether that gets married to a manual transmission in the next generation is anyone’s guess.
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