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The current Subaru Impreza only received a facelift just last year, but it appears Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) is already forward to replacing its milquetoast C-segment challenger. The company has released teaser sketches of the Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept – which is said to preview the styling of a next-generation successor – ahead of the car’s 2015 Tokyo Motor Show debut.

Although Subaru’s latest Dynamic & Solid design language features heavily here – it echoes the styling of the new Legacy/Outback, WRX/WRX STi, Levorg and facelifted Forester, with a C-shaped head- and tail light design, a trapezoidal grille and strong haunches above the wheel arches.

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No details have been revealed just yet, but expect the next Impreza to soldier on with the existing 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre naturally aspirated flat-four engines, in addition to receiving the 170 PS 1.6 litre Direct Injection Turbo (DIT) boxer from the Levorg; a hybrid variant (like the current Sport Hybrid) could be offered as well. The current transmission options – a manual gearbox or a Lineartronic CVT – should also be carried over.

Apart from this five-door hatch bodystyle, expect the next Impreza to also spawn a sedan variant and a high-riding XV crossover, as well as fire-breathing WRX and WRX STI versions further down the line.

2015 Subaru Impreza facelift


2015 Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid