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Here’s a jaw dropper from New York, the Subaru WRX Concept that hints at the design language of the next generation WRX. It appears that for the first time, looks will be part of the fabled WRX package – let’s face it, we love the hot Impreza, but not for how it looks.

The Subaru WRX Concept is 4,521 mm long, about the same length as the current WRX STI saloon, although it’s nearly 100 mm wider at 1,889 mm and much lower than today’s car (1,389 mm v 1,470 mm), explaining the athletic stance.

Design highlights include a new grille design is larger and bolder, a must-have WRX hood scoop, a pronounced powerbulge and sharp “hawk-eye” headlights. The face has some similarities with the Viziv Concept from Geneva – it’s clear that you don’t have to be its mother to love this face!

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The rear design echoes the hexagonal design motif from the front grille and features a curved trunk lid that also acts as a rear spoiler. The wide rear bumper is off-set by large quad tailpipes and an aggressive rear diffuser. There’s also a carbon fibre roof to lower the car’s center of gravity and reduce weight.

It has to be in blue, but the hue is actually an updated “WR Blue Pearl III” paint with fluorescent yellow as an accent on the WRX badge, brake calipers and exhaust tip finishers. Rounding off the highlights are those sexy BBS “RI-D” One Piece Forged Duralumin wheels with 245/40 Dunlops. But why aren’t they in gold?

No technical details were given because this is just a design concept to whet your appetite.