The Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept has been revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, after Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) released teaser sketches of the concept earlier in the month.

First thing to note is that this concept clearly previews the next-generation Subaru Impreza, and will be the first of Subaru’s next-generation strategic vehicles planned in FHI’s Mid-Term Management Vision “Prominence 2020” that was announced in May 2014.

On to the car, Subaru’s latest Dynamic & Solid design cues are featured heavily, with current Subaru models contributing to the design as well. At the front, C-shaped headlights flank the trapezoidal grille, while the lower fascia features a lower lip extension that appears to protrude slightly outwards, framing the lower grille and fog lamps as well.


Moving on to the profile of the car, you’ll spot strong haunches above the front fenders and rear shoulder. According to Subaru, the aggressive fender flares “express the reliability of Subaru All-Wheel Drive,” which is to be expected.

Being a concept, the small side mirrors would most probably be replaced by more conventional ones when the car makes it into production. However, those 19-inch wheels wrapped with 235/40R19 size tyres do seem to fit the bill, at least design wise.

At the back, the concept doesn’t seem to differ much from the current Subaru Impreza hatchback (not sold here). Notable differences include a slightly more angled C-pillar and C-shaped taillights. Thin slits that form the rear fog lamps/reflectors, located at the lower portion of the bumper round things off.


The company has provided some numbers for the concept as well, with overall length measuring at 4,400 mm, width of 1,880 mm, height of 1,440 mm and wheelbase of 2,670 mm. This makes the concept smaller in terms of length and height compared to the current Impreza hatch, although it has a wider body and a larger wheelbase. Whether this translates to increased interior space for its five passengers remains to be seen.

Speaking of the interior, Subaru has not provided a shot of the concept’s cabin, neither have they provided details on the powertrain which could make its way into the next-generation Impreza.

Expect the current 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated flat-four engines to be fitted, with the possibility of a hybrid version as well. Similarly, Subaru’s current transmission options – a manual gearbox or a Lineartronic CVT – could also be enlisted here as well.