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At this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced that it will be introducing the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept as a global premiere there. To accompany its announcement, the manufacturer of Subaru cars released this teaser image of the concept as well.

Essentially the sedan version of the Impreza 5-Door Concept that earlier made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show a few weeks ago, the new Sedan Concept unsurprisingly adopts a large majority of the 5-Door’s styling. As far as we can see, practically the entire front half of the hatch is featured on the sedan.

This includes the C-shaped headlights, sleek roofline, and even the creases that run along the side of the vehicle. At the rear, the roofline extends down towards a sloping roofline and slim tail lights as those found on the hatch concept.

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Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept

The hatchback measures 4,400 mm in length, 1,880 mm in width, 1,440 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,670 mm. Expect the sedan concept to adopt similar dimensions when it is revealed in full during the LA Auto Show.

The next-generation Subaru Impreza is expected to make its debut in production guise in 2017, and will form part of FHI’s Mid-Term Management Vision “Prominence 2020” strategic vehicle plan. Manoru Ishii, Subaru’s design and advanced product planning manager has said that the new Impreza will mimic the styling of the 5-Door Concept for both the sedan and hatchback models.

Prior to the release of this teaser image by FHI, rendering wizard Theophilus Chin has already imagined what the sedan version of the 5-Door Concept might look like. As you can tell, it does appear to tally up with FHI’s image, although we’ll have to wait for the concept’s debut before any comparisons can be made.

Theophilus Chin’s rendering of the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept

Spyshots of both the next-gen Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback undergoing testing has revealed that the finished product would probably not stray too far from what we saw in Tokyo, and what we will see at Los Angeles.

However, further details pertaining to the vehicle’s platform and powertrain combinations have not been provided. It’s said that the new Subaru Global Platform will underpin both Impreza body styles. Powertrain options might include a 2.0 litre (or lower) naturally aspirated, turbocharged or hybrid boxer engine, paired to a manual gearbox or a Lineartronic CVT.

What do you think of the next-generation Subaru Impreza’s styling? Would you prefer it as a sedan or hatchback?

GALLERY: Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept at Tokyo 2015