Subaru Impreza Design Concept takes step in new direction

Subaru Impreza Design Concept takes step in new direction

The current Subaru Impreza is, no doubt, a solid choice for new car buyers but for all its virtues it’s not know for its good looks. Subaru has a long and storied history of producing vehicles with faces only a mother could love, but that’s all set to change with Subaru dropping details and images of its new Impreza Design Concept. In a total reversal this model looks sharp and sexy.

The design retains the puffed-up wheel arches of the current Impreza, but merges in the more subdued mature Legacy styling for a much more handsome look. The front fascia is dominated by two aggressive air intakes which look large enough to swallow a whole possum. Those intakes are framed by the new trapezoidal grille and squinting headlamps. Interestingly, the silver fins that spread across the air inlets are actually fully functional fog lights.

For motivation, the design study makes use of the company’s new 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, which is rather unfortunately bolted to a CVT gearbox. Will it be built just like this? Who knows, but the styling is a large step in the right direction.

The current Subaru Impreza is, no doubt, a solid choice for new car buyers but for all its virtues it’s not know for its good looks. Subaru has a long and storied history of producing vehicles with faces only a mother could love, but that’s all set to change with Subaru dropping details and images of its new Impreza Design Concept. In a total reversal this model looks sharp and sexy.

The design retains the puffed-up wheel arches of the current Impreza, but merges in the more subdued mature Legacy styling for a much more handsome look. The front fascia is dominated by two aggressive air intakes which look large enough to swallow a whole possum. Those intakes are framed by the new trapezoidal grille and squinting headlamps. Interestingly, the silver fins that spread across the air inlets are actually fully functional fog lights.

For motivation, the design study makes use of the company’s new 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, which is rather unfortunately bolted to a CVT gearbox. Will it be built just like this? Who knows, but the styling is a large step in the right direction.

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