2017 Subaru Impreza Sport Makes an Awkward Early Appearance


The 2017 Subaru Impreza Sport made an early appearance on social media tonight.

Set to make its official debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the Japanese automaker used Periscope to show off its new sedan. Essentially the stream started, the cover was lifted off and then it ended. Official photos however were released but specifications won’t be revealed until Subaru’s press conference tomorrow.

What we do know is that the 2017 Subaru Impreza Sport will be underpinned by an all-new architecture called Global Platform that will eventually be used for all future Subaru models. That includes a new WRX STI that is rumored to be an all-wheel-drive performance hybrid.

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Compared to its predecessor, the new Impreza’s wheelbase is almost an inch longer. Overall length of the sedan is increased by 1.6 inches while its hips have been widened by 1.5 inches. To give it a sportier and sleeker appearance, overall height has been reduced by 0.4 inches.

The automaker has confirmed the 2017 Subaru Impreza Sport will be powered by a flat-four engine with all-wheel drive. The exact specifications of the powerplants will be announced tomorrow.

One of the photos shows off Subaru’s EyeSight collision avoidance technology, which means the Impreza will receive the system for the first time.

Check back with tomorrow for full coverage of the 2016 New York Auto Show as well as details on the 2017 Subaru Impreza Sport.

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