LA 2015: Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept teased

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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.


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

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • xxxxxxx on Nov 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Subaru AWD the best

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  • hailthepurist on Nov 11, 2015 at 11:19 am

    another offspring when subaru marries toyota..

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Nov 11, 2015 at 11:30 am

    and the production would look nothing like it

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    • applegreen on Nov 11, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Subaru great in concept but not in production. It always like that because subaru wants to be in niche market. If they sell superstylo car it will lead into mass production and surely not be in niche market anymore

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  • shawal on Nov 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    subaru has finally decided to actually pay their designers…

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  • macromedia on Nov 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

    It seem to be Subaru puts engine performance, safety, handling, practicality above aesthetics. Most of it’s models are so fugly it is a crime. And prices set in our country makes it illogical to own over other brands with better looking models. If this concept is really carried out, it could be the next MAZDA up-rising over the likes of HONDAS and TOYOTAS. I think this is a wonderful design, still it hs to be competitive in pricing. I hate (and still do haha) subaru’s design, but when test driving it for the first time, boy oh boy, what great handling!

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