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.
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.