Next Subaru Impreza Previewed by New Concept


Subaru is previewing the next Impreza’s design with the Impreza 5-Door Concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

Expected to arrive late next year as a 2017 model, the new Subaru Impreza will be the first of the Japanese automaker’s next-generation strategic vehicles envisioned in Fuji Heavy Industries’ Mid-Term Management Vision “Prominence 2020” that was announced in May 2014. Subaru also added in a statement that the concept not only previews the next-generation Impreza, but also hints at the design direction of Subaru’s future models as a whole.

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The company kept mostly quiet on details about the model, but did reveal body dimensions with the concept measuring 173 inches long, 74 inches wide and 56 inches tall. It rides on a 105-inch wheelbase and like the current Impreza models, offers seating for five.

It’ll be interesting to see how the design carries over to the traditional four-door Impreza model, but we’ll likely get more information next year once Subaru starts moving forward with development on the production model. Hopefully it won’t disappoint like it has in the past, creating a stunning concept only to tame it down significantly for production.

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  • TT

    Subaru Impreza and “good/great visual style” isn’t going to happen, is it? There are great looking low price cars in the market, and yet Subaru can’t figure out how to design one. That thing up there in those images is nothing but a LAZY workaround of what the current and recent Impreza has looked like for a while. That designer, or whoever is pushing for that look, needs to be retired. It’s old and dated and has been boring for quite some time. Even the Ford Focus looks better than the current Impreza and that new thing up there..

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  • TT

    Thank you. You don’t seem to realize that cosmetic design is quite subjective. What is beautiful to one person looks like crap to another. So calling me “BS” means nothing. If you like Subaru’s design that’s great news for you. I find this new design lazy as it looks much like the previous model, and overall it’s boring. Learn to respect others opinion and learn how to disagree without resorting to childish comments that only show you have nothing of value to offer.

  • johnls39 .

    TT, I understand why you don’t like the looks of it and think it looks boring but I do have to disagree with you on the design while I think it is a beautiful looking concept and hope Fugi will bring elements of the design to the future models.

    And for as Richard Joash Tan, he’s been disrespecting posters who does not agree with his opinion and childishly calling posters “bullshit.” I flagged all of his comments in other threads and maybe he will learn to respect others, that is if he learns anything.

  • TT

    I do like some parts and aspects of the design. I’ve been waiting for Subaru to bring something that strikes my eye where I react with, “Ah! That’s nice.” For me that last happened with the
    Legacy 2.5GT Spec-B. I strongly considered it and test drove a number of 2.5GT’s and Spec B’s. That Legacy was also very nice in non Spec-B guise. The interior was very modern as well. From there I hoped that Subaru would “evolve” that design language, but instead it went off on some tangent seemingly on purpose to get away from that era Legacy style.

    Thank’s for your reasoned response. 🙂

  • Jan

    grotesque. I used to love Subarus, but the CVT, the 2.slow Impreza, and now this disgusting headlights and weird japanese muscle-car redesign of the Impreza ..I am done. I will buy a Golf, Jetta, Focus, anything but this. It looks like a Nissan or the new Mazda 3, also disgusting.


  • Jan

    Ha! Good one, Richard.