2016 Subaru Impreza concept revealed at LA motor show

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The next-generation Subaru Impreza will enter production late next year, along with has been previewed by a concept car at the LA show

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The next-generation Subaru Impreza has been previewed by a thinly-disguised concept car at the Los Angeles motor show.

The four-soor Impreza saloon concept car was revealed just weeks after a similar concept showcasing the 5-door Impreza hatchback was revealed at the Tokyo motor show.

Set to enter production in late 2016 at Subaru’s Indiana factory, The brand new Impreza is actually described as being the first of a brand new generation of Subaru designs, along with is actually key to the company’s Prominence 2020 plan, which was announced last year along with aims to enhance Subaru’s product offering while also growing the brand.

Central to which plan is actually the adoption of a brand new standardised platform, which is actually intended to underpin every Subaru style coming from the Impreza to the Outback. The brand new platform is actually anticipated to bring significant weight savings to the Impreza while also being stronger.

Subaru is actually clearly benchmarking the vehicle against key rivals within the family hatchback market, as recent spy shots showed prototype versions of the saloon along with 5-door were spied running in convoy having a Ford Focus along having a Mazda 3.

If the finished production style follows the lead of the concept, then the brand new Impreza will take on more of a conventional hatchback shape than the current car, with highlights including a brand new grille with large air intakes at the front, along having a prominent lip spoiler at the rear. Subaru also says which the look of the 5-door concept hints at the look of the company’s future range as a whole – although judging coming from the spy pics, the headlight treatment is actually going to be toned down for production.

In fact, the brand new Impreza is actually styled to usher in a brand new design language coming from Subaru. Dubbed Dynamic x Solid, the design language will also be seen on future Subaru designs. Subaru design boss Mamoru Ishii said: “which concept was created under a brand new design theme, representing a design carved coming from a hard, rigid material while also flowing. We included many design cues within the concept which are symbolic of Subaru engineering.

Subaru’s US chief Tom Doll said: “which’s a precursor to what you can expect coming from the next-generation Subaru Impreza sedan. We know which within the US sedans will play a vital role in our company’s continued sales growth. We are on target to sell 570,000 cars in 2015.”

Power is actually anticipated to come coming from a brand new generation of engines featuring cylinder deactivation technology. The current car is actually powered by a 112bhp 1.6-litre flat-four engine along with is actually available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT.

Autocar understands the next-generation Impreza will be launched late in 2016. Prices aren’t anticipated to rise too far coming from the £17,495 of the current car.

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