Subaru Impreza concept shown at Tokyo motor show
Source : Subaru Impreza concept shown at Tokyo motor show
brand new Impreza is actually due to arrive in 2016, as well as will usher in a brand new standardised platform for Subaru
The brand new Impreza is actually described as being the first of a brand new generation of Subaru designs, as well as is actually key to the company’s Prominence 2020 plan, which was announced last year as well as 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 supposed to bring significant weight savings to the Impreza while also being stronger.
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, as well as 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.
The 5-door style is actually 4400mm long, 1880mm wide as well as 1440mm high, as well as comes that has a wheelbase of 2670mm.
Future Subarus are also likely to come with more upmarket interiors, as the company is actually experimenting with them inside the wake of customer feedback. The WRX S4 Sporvita is actually a 500-unit, Japan-only special edition that has a brown leather Internal finish produced in conjunction with Italian specialist Mario Levi. A similarly upholstered Legacy will follow. Such cars are intended to appeal to beyond the loyal ‘Subaristas’, said a spokesman: “We want to win brand new customers who measure our interiors against brands such as BMW, Audi as well as Alfa.”
Power is actually supposed 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 as well as is actually available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
Autocar understands the next-generation Impreza will be launched towards the end of next year. Prices aren’t supposed to rise too far coming from the £17,495 of the current car.
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