LA 2015: Subaru Should Just Put Bigger Mirrors on Its Impreza Concept Already

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
la 2015 subaru should just put bigger mirrors on its impreza concept already

You’re looking at the 2017 Subaru Impreza.

I mean, you’re looking at the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept with skinny mirrors, quasi-ridiculous tires, no door handles and a few front bumper throwaways. But you’re looking at the 2017 Subaru Impreza.

Subaru unveiled its Impreza Sedan Concept on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show and everything appears to be in order. The headlights get a a little touch, the wheels look a little sharper and the roof line seems a little more aggressive, so let’s build this thing already.

As a concept car, the Impreza Sedan Concept obviously runs on plutonium and empty Coors Cans. Obviously.

But in the real world, the Impreza will be the first new car on Subaru’s new platform that’ll likely carry some iteration of its FA engine in everything. The WRX STI still uses the old EJ (which is still pretty good, in my opinion — Aaron) so that’ll likely go away in a couple years.

Subaru will build this Impreza in Indiana for the first time (Imprezas are currently imported from Japan) in an effort to keep pace with exploding sales. Subaru says by 2018 its Lafayette, Indiana facility will churn out 400,000 models, including Impreza, Outback and Legacy, and has hurried its schedule by six months to accommodate sales.

Back to the Impreza, er, Impreza Concept. We’ll see you in showrooms soon.

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  • Kurtamaxxguy Kurtamaxxguy on Nov 19, 2015

    ....and the windows are smaller and pinched in the back, just like virtually every new car introduced this year (at least the beltline doesn't slant skyward in back). The Gangsta look is back?

  • JDM_CU4 JDM_CU4 on Nov 20, 2015

    FORD Taurus front/grille anyone? or is it just me...

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