Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept Live 1

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has officially unveiled the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept was teased prior to its debut, and previews the next-generation Impreza.

Just like the Impreza 5-Door Concept from the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, this sedan concept is part of FHI’s Mid-Term Management Vision “Prominence 2020” plan for next-generation strategic vehicles.

Styling-wise, the Impreza Sedan Concept illustrates the brand’s Dynamic & Solid design language. Aside from a new coat of Ruby Red Metallic body paint, the concept adopts almost all of the 5-Door Concept’s looks.

The front-end features C-shaped headlights that flank a hexagonal grille with the Subaru logo positioned at its centre. At the lower fascia, there is a lower lip extension that starts near the fog lamp enclosures and frames the lower grille.

Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept Live 5

Moving on to the car’s side, there is a strong character line that originates from the front headlights and runs down the sides of the car towards the rear taillights. The sedan body style is clearly seen here with the roofline being extended further and sloping downwards towards a small lip spoiler.

The Impreza Sedan Concept also features extended fender flares that “express the reliability of Subaru All-Wheel Drive.” Large 19-inch wheels wrapped in 235/40 R19 tyres also wear the same design as those on the 5-Door.

Following the concept’s body style, the rear features several creases and character lines that exceeds that on the 5-Door. The C-shaped taillights are also seen here and they appear to get new graphics. However, the busy lower bumper of the 5-Door is now replaced with a black piece that houses the exhaust tip.

In terms of dimensions, the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept is expectedly longer than the 5-Door at 4,555 mm (against 4,400 mm) and just a tad bit taller at 1,453 mm. (against 1,440 mm). However, the concept retains the same width (1,880 mm) and wheelbase (2,670 mm). Seating capacity is still reserved for five.

As for powertrains, expect the current naturally-aspirated flat-four 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre engines to be fitted, with the possibility of a hybrid version as well. A manual gearbox or a Lineartronic CVT – could also be enlisted here as well.

The next-generation Subaru Impreza is expected to be unveiled in 2017, with test mules of both body styles being sighted making their rounds. Additionally, we’ve been told the finished products will mirror the design of both concepts closely.

With the reveal of both Subaru Impreza concepts, which one appeals to you most?


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