New Subaru Impreza Coming For 2017, Previewed By This Concept

Posted on Oct 28 2015 - 5:29am by Mary Mohler

There’s a new Subaru Impreza coming in late 2016, as a 2017 model. And while we don’t know any specifics about Fuji Heavy’s new compact, we know it’ll look something like the concept seen here.

New Subaru Impreza coming for 2017

Simply called the Impreza 5-Door Concept, this slick hatch makes its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and we’re crossing our fingers that the next-generation production car shares a lot of this hatchback’s design.

Subaru says this concept hints at “the design direction not only of the new Impreza but of Subaru’s future models as a whole.” That’s easy to see – the fascia wears an more heavily sculpted version of the brand’s current design language. Slim taillights accent a petite rump, though we’ll of course be interested to see how this design language translates to a four-door Impreza sedan, as well.

That said, Subaru sort of has a habit of letting us down in the transition from showcar to production model. This is one company that creates gorgeous concepts, but then the final designs often leave us feeling a little flat. We’ll have to wait until next year to know if that’s the case with this slick new Impreza. For now, fingers crossed.